NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, Mass. — James Develin, a fullback with the National Football League's (NFL) New England Patriots, recently visited Sullivan Tire and Auto Service's Truck Center in North Attleborough.
During his visit, Mr. Develin met with Paul Sullivan, vice president of marketing for Sullivan Tire, and Sullivan employees to share insights from his journey from Brown University to the NFL.
Mr. Develin, recently named to the 2018 Pro Bowl team, shared highlights from his career, including stories from the Patriots' American Football Conference (AFC) Championship Game last year against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He also offered tips on perfecting a game day stance and talked about the importance of teamwork in striving to accomplish a shared goal, according to the dealership.
Earlier this year, Mr. Develin visited Sullivan Tire's distribution center in Taunton, Mass., where he also met with employees, signed autographs and talked football.
The defending Super Bowl champion Patriots are the No. 1 seed in the AFC. They will play host to the lowest remaining seed in a divisional round playoff game Jan. 13 at 8:15 p.m.
Sullivan Tire operates more than 100 retail, commercial and wholesale locations through Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Maine.