Pensacola native Derrick Brooks was one of the Governor's Points of Light for Black History Month.
Brooks is a former Tampa Bay Buccaneer football player who serves on the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness. He also is the founder of Derrick Brooks Charities, which provides educational opportunities for low-income youth.
"Derrick is tirelessly devoted to ensuring that youth in at-risk neighborhoods have the educational advantages to follow their dreams and be leaders in their communities," said Gov. Charlie Crist. "Derrick's work is changing lives."