A man of his word, BBQ and Kickball games happened in Lufkin today.

Star Dallas Cowboy Wide Receiver Dez Bryant started a little more than he planned on with promises of kickball and BBQ today in Lufkin. Over a thousand people showed up and hit the serving line. Pinkerton's Barbecue from Houston brought everything they could cook, and looks like everyone was getting a plate. Kit McConoco park was brimming with excitement. Bounce houses for the kids, music blaring, and free haircuts for the kids. Some of this still going on while I type this.

Dez Bryant - Via Facebook

This flyer was put out, but makes no mention of Dez, showing up, but show up he did!

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Kids under each arm, smiling from ear to ear. Giving back to the community that has supported him the most though the years. This was a first for Lufkin, and a dream come true for a lot of kids here. Everyone is clamoring for a picture with the local football star turned Pro.

Dez original post on his facebook started quite the stir online. Everyone was ready to see the most famous Lufkin Panther have a little fun before heading back to the NFL for camp.