Fisher Spends Day Off Reading To Kids


Two days after he was thrown at the Bears in place of injured starter Ahman Green, rookie running back Tony Fisher was thrown to the lions.

Tuesday, the soft-spoken 23-year-old -- who picked up 91 yards rushing in the Packers' ninth win of the season Sunday -- showed his daring by spending his day off reading to elementary school students at Forest Glen in Howard, and St. Matthew's in Allouez.

Fisher's readings were in conjunction with the Reading Is Fundamental program, which teamed up with Coca-Cola to see that the entire student body at both schools received a book in addition to the visit.

To second-graders and younger, Fisher read selected adventures of Clifford the Big Red Dog. To the older students he read, "Oh, How I Wished I Could Read," by John Gile.

Fisher also answered questions for the youngsters, in the process revealing his favorite food (Mom's macaroni and cheese) and favorite color (red).

Fisher signed with the Packers as an undrafted free agent, April 26. He is a graduate of Notre Dame, with degrees in economics and computer applications.

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