South Carolina quarterback Jake Bentley went from being a high school junior to playing in front of more than 80,000 fans in the span of a few months, so he is now used to a being in a loud and crazy environment.
It seems that he also enjoys activities that involves a little less shouting to be heard in the huddle.
Bentley and tight end Jacob August have taken up the practice of yoga; a form of physical activity that exercises both the body and mind.
“Yoga just kind of calms you down,” Bentley said. “It helps you just relax.”
Per the news report, Bentley and August started doing yoga this spring, and they are also helping a great cause in the process.
Camp MATES, a part of the Autism Academy of South Carolina, encourages kids from the age of 4-21 to partake in yoga to help with developmental disorders. Both Bentley and August have become staffers at the camp, becoming quite the attraction for the kids in camp.
“It just feels good helping kids like this out,” August said. “We know it’s important to us to hang out with them and it’s important to them to hang out with us.