LUFKIN - Former NFL running back, and Lufkin native, Jorvorskie Lane was back in his hometown on Tuesday. Lane was in Lufkin handing out school supplies to children and families who may need a little support before the start of the school year.

"It's very important to me because this is how I grew up and I turned out to be alright It's just important for us as grown individuals just to keep it going and show the youth what it's really all about," explains Lane.

But for Lane the most important part of the day isn't just about helping the kids, it's about giving back to the community.

"I have a passion, just to see these young kids come out here and enjoy themselves be able to eat some food and get some school supplies and interact with all different races it just gives a different outlook on life and really gives you a different perspective on what's going on," says Lane.