NACHES, Wash. -- Rarely do we get a chance to meet someone who played in the NFL, let alone someone who won two Super Bowls.
Former Cougar Mark Rypien stopped by Naches Valley Middle school Friday to talk about responsibility.
Rypien went a long way to finishing on top in the NFL, from being a 6th round draft pick in 1986 to being named Super Bowl MVP in 1991 with the Redskins.
And even with all his success, Rypien says he and everyone else has a responsibility to live up to.
"We all owe something," said Rypien. "We have a responsibility to our community. We have a responsibility to our children. We have a responsibility to our parents. We have a responsibility to our friends. We have a responsibility to our neighbors. We owe it to this world. There are so many variables that are going on at home that we have no control over. What we do have control over is their ability to be here at school, to be amongst their peers, their friends, their community and hopefully to be an integral part of that."