A GROUP of lucky Vienna Woods State School students had a special visit from a "Monstar" gridiron star on Wednesday.
Brisbane-raised Jesse Williams, who is signed to the reigning Super Bowl champions Seattle Seahawks in the American National Football League, visited the school on Tuesday to speak with indigenous students about making "Deadly Choices" about their health.
Nicknamed "Tha Monstar", the former Bayside Ravens player is spending his brief stint back in Australia as an ambassador for the "Deadly Choices" program, which promotes healthy lifestyle options for Aboriginal Australians.
"It's about promoting healthy eating, a healthy life, making Deadly Choices to stay healthy don't smoke, don't drink, fairly simple things," Williams said.
The 147kg, 191cm defensive tackle said he hoped his standing as an international sporting star would help get the message across to the younger generation.
"A lot of them have a lot of huge dreams, like I did when I was back here, but I think drinking and smoking deters them and slows them down," he said.
"I don't drink or smoke and I think it's important to pass that message on to kids that you don't have to do that to be successful later in life."
Williams is back in Australia for only two weeks before returning to Seattle for training leading up to the next NFL season.
His visit to Vienna Woods came a day after Premier Campbell Newman expressed interest in having a professional NFL game played in Queensland.
While Williams would not be drawn on support or otherwise for the state government's proposal, Mr Newman's preference is for a visit by the Seahawks so a local crowd could see the Brisbane boy in action.
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