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Silver Minings: Henry Ruggs III helping needy Las Vegas residents

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Rookie receiver is selling T-shirts for charity

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Wide receiver Henry Ruggs III hasn’t been a Las Vegas Raider for a full week yet, he is already doing good for the community.

The Alabama product who the Raiders drafted with the No. 12 overall pick last Thursday night has announced he will be selling custom T-shirts to help provide food to needy families in Las Vegas. A part of the proceeds also go to a foundation in Ruggs’ home of Montgomery, Alabama.

Ruggs deserves a lot of credit to initiate this program to help in his new city quickly after getting drafted. It’s clearly a tough time everywhere due to the coronavirus. For Ruggs to step up in a leadership role and make a difference in a community before even stepping foot into the city as a Raider, is impressive.

Ruggs has an important place in team history. He is the first draft pick in Las Vegas Raider history. He is already doing the city proud.

Several of the Raiders younger players have helped raise money during this terrible time. It’s nice to see the newest young Raider star join in with the good deeds.

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