A-Dub pays it forward

Posted by Darren Urban on September 29, 2011 – 9:27 am

Safety Adrian Wilson has started a new program — “Pay It Forward Fridays” — that will provide some tickets for each Cardinals’ home game to someone who does a good deed. Announced on Wilson’s web site, the idea is for fans to “do a good deed for a child in need, document with a photo and a short paragraph describing the good deed done, and email to:”

Wilson will sort through the entries, choose his favorite submission and announce the winner each week Saturday via his Twitter feed, @adrian_wilson24. A-Dub makes some possible suggestions for good deeds, such as volunteering at women and children’s shelter or hospital, donating clothes or food to a child-centric non-for profit. Be creative is the request. This way, the winner gets to go to a game, and those in need benefit.

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15 Responses to “A-Dub pays it forward”

  1. By Dynosaur on Sep 29, 2011 | Reply

    Adrian Wilson, great on and off the field. An inspiratin as a player and in the community.

    I’m hoping Adrian will make the 30-30 club this tear. Possible, though next year is more probable.

  2. By Dynosaur on Sep 29, 2011 | Reply

    I know this is about Adrian Wilson, but a lot of people since Hightower was traded are lamenting his loss and getting after Beanie Wells to produce more.

    Here’s a comparison of Tim’s and Beanie’s stats after three games.

    Remember, Hightower has 3 games to Beanie’s 2. Also, what do these stats suggest about our O-line? Better than the last several years I’d say. We may need better pass protection, but we’re opening running lanes we haven’t seen since Ottis Anderson and Stump Mitchel.

    TH = 1
    BW = 2

    Yards per game
    TH = 69.7
    BW = 91.5

    Yards per carry
    TH = 3.5
    BW = 5.7

    Total yards (remember, 3 games to 2)
    TH = 209
    BW = 183

    TH = 22
    BW = 25

    1st Downs
    TH = 8
    BW = 10

    20+ runs
    TH = 2
    BW = 2

    If Tim Hightower makes Pro Bowl as some have suggested in past posts, guess who’ll be starting ahead of him. Our coaches chose well with Beanie Wells.

    Indy, here we come.

  3. By Trolled on Sep 29, 2011 | Reply

    What does that have to do with the price of eggs China? The article is community outreach by Adrian Wilson. I don’t think Beanie or Hightower were mentioned once. Nope, not once.

  4. By michelle nichols on Sep 29, 2011 | Reply

    Beanie is an awesome player. We are from OH-IO, and I have had the privilege of watching BW play there, and am excited to be stationed here in AZ to watch his Pro career take off/mature.. He is a tremendous asset, and a joy to watch! I am def. a Card. fan,for sure!

  5. By Mary on Sep 29, 2011 | Reply

    We need more athletes like A-Dub, truly an example for our youth to follow, keep up the good work.

  6. By Eric on Sep 29, 2011 | Reply

    One of the many reasons Adrian is my favorite player. 30-30 in 2012 A Dub!!!!!

  7. By johnny on Sep 29, 2011 | Reply

    go a-dub. were lucky to have you in az.

  8. By Jesse Robles on Sep 29, 2011 | Reply

    Arizona is 99 years old, and Cards have been here since ’88. Pennsylvania is 224 years old and Eagles have been in Phili since ’33. Lots of Generations of fans have lived and died through almost 80 years for the Eagles. The Cardinals are barely getting their first generation of fans, who were born here, while the Cards were here. The fans are just recently old enough to purchase Season Tickets on their own. All I am saying is that some of these guys that are playing for the Cardinals do a lot, I just hope we can keep drafting guys like this to show it means more than just what happens on the field. Im really critical of ADUB on the field because I expect more from him, every game. It is kind of hard to say the same thing about him off the field. I am not too fond of the Eagles history off the field, I just hope teams like themselves have given back a ton for how long they have been around. It goes Hawaii, Alaska, Arizona for newest states in America, I think we have done ok so far sports wise, AZ teams just always play the most dominant of that time. Suns/Bulls, Cards/Steelers, the only one successful are the DBacks/ Yankees. Just venting, and hoping the Cards do good and the DBacks as well. Need these wins huge this weekend!

  9. By Dynosaur on Sep 29, 2011 | Reply

    Adrian Wilson has 22.5 sacks and 26 interceptions.

    Kerry Rhodes has 12.0 sacks and 19 interceptions

    This year, Adrian can reach the 30-30 club and at the same time, Kerry can join the 20-20 club.

    Adrian can also show some of our young players how to play through an injury with intelligence and be productive.

    Indy here we come!

  10. By rio on Sep 29, 2011 | Reply

    Wiz stop calling the plays, you are to converative. Why not give the OC a chance , he can’t do any worse than you.
    Enigneer’s just will not take a chance in life, Warner save you so many times by changeing the plays at the line of Scrimage.

    Good luck Cards.

  11. By CNelson on Sep 29, 2011 | Reply

    -rio and the rest of the “Whiz Stop Calling Plays” posters

    Start watching the games instead of yelling at the TV and learn something about football.

    Our OC is in the booth with our DC, Miller calles the plays down to Whiz, and Whiz relays them, if he thinks one play or another isnt right he CAN change it, but i dont imagen he does to offten as he JUST gave the job to him.

    I dont mind when intellagent and Football smart people have some criticizem to levey on this team, but by far and large so far all i have read is crying from un-educated football “fans” that realy have no idea what they are talking about, but decided they would repeat what they have heard a moron on the radio say, or read a retarted artical on espn or fox or something(from writers that dont know anything about football them selves obviously).


    Adrian Wilson is the longest tenured cardinal for a reason, hes smart, athletic and gifted when it comes to his personality on and off the field. the fact i have to hear about T. Polomalu all the time and Edd Reed without a singal mention of A-Dub is one of the worst things when reading espn or nfl “notes”. I recently bought 2 Authentic A-Dub jereseys for a few reasons ( I grew up on Wilson Ave. I turned 24 last year will be 25 on Oct 12, <—- am the same Astrological sign as A-Dub and can understand his personality as well as his drive to be great as a person and an NFL player, ext..) and the character on this roster is phenominal, as an example look at what Dockett had to endure to be where he is today.

    So a Thank You is in order for all of the Cardinals Players, Coaches, and Staff, you all worked you a$$es off for what you have and still choose to give back to thoes that cannot help them selfs, Its what everyone should inspire to do and nothing says im a good person like doing nice for people (in this case, doing nice for people that do nice for other people)!

    T H A N K Y O U

  12. By drummer-1 on Sep 29, 2011 | Reply

    @ Cnelson

    I agree with you, people keep complaining about the play calling fact is no matter what play is called if the players don’t execute it, it will not work. If a run was called on 3rd and 2 an does not work people will scream we should have pass it and vise versa.. just something to cry about.. but with a win all will be forgotten..Some fans are passionate about the team thats why they complain SO much, but it does get old after awhile…

  13. By AndyStandsUp on Sep 29, 2011 | Reply

    For a man who seems so gruff, unhappy and combative, Wilson sure shows a softer side now and then.

    Darren, you know him better than most, especially when you went to NC to see his high school retire his number, and blogged about it. (I’d like to see the link again, if not too much trouble.) But my question is this: IYO, does he do the charity work for publicity to ease the public’s image of him being a rebel or because he truly wants to give back?
    A very complex personality, but I think I know the answer already.

  14. By Darren Urban on Sep 30, 2011 | Reply

    AndyStands —

    RE: Adrian charity

    I think Adrian likes to do charity because it’s important to him. I think he has ended up with advisers that have tried to get that message out about Adrian, but I think he’d be doing it regardless.

    Here’s the thing: He’s not really that gruff. He has his cranky moments, as do we all, but Adrian’s just a good person. There was some maturing to do when he got into the league (just like Fitz) but I’ve been around players who can be jerks. Even in his grumpy times, Wilson isn’t one of those guys.

    Adrian story:

    Adrian video part 1 –—Part-1/4b650faa-d54e-468b-87fa-2a15b3c9faec

    Adrian video part 2 –—Part-2/df2fc3de-e5b4-4f8d-a6c0-9936faf645e5

  15. By suspence716 on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    Dynosaur, the only way we are going to indy is if they give away free tickets to the nosebleed section… Get real, its the same old cardinals…. They really, really, really, suck bad this year!

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