By Andrew Porter

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Chris Long was recognized by Barack Obama on Friday.

The former President tweeted, what he believes, are the stories of 2017 that exemplify “what’s best about America.”

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Obama decided to tweet Long’s story.

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The 32-year-old Eagles defensive lineman donated all 16 of his game checks to go towards education equality.

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Long donated about $400,000 to Summer Search, Little Bit and College Bound, all of which are organizations that help students better themselves.