Washington Redskins defensive lineman Chris Baker paid his respects to fallen Hartford, Conn., firefighter Kevin Bell on Monday.
Bell was called on to fight a house fire last week, but did not make it out alive.
Thousands gathered in Hartford Monday afternoon for Bell’s funeral. According to NBCConnecticut.com, Bell was a coach in several different sports leagues in Connecticut.
Baker is from Connecticut and often mentions family members and friends still living in the state for helping him make it to the NFL.
The third-year player created the Chris Baker Foundation to assist youth in the Greater Hartford area and Washington, D.C., by enhancing literacy rates and remind them the of the importance of staying in school.
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