By The Associated Press
NEW YORK -- From back yards to playgrounds to schools, the NFL is looking back at its players' roots through its Play 60 program.
Highlighted will be the house where Peyton and Eli Manning grew up in New Orleans, Watt's house in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, and Victor Cruz's house in Patterson, New Jersey. Also featured are the playground where Cam Newton played in College Park, Georgia; Johnny Unitas-Bigbee Field in East Brady, Pennsylvania, where Jim Kelly learned the game; the South Oakland neighborhood and home in Pittsburgh where Dan Marino began to develop into a Hall of Fame quarterback; and Johnson's Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone, Georgia.
Play 60 is the NFL's initiative for fans to stay active through exercise. Several NFL players will be featured in the latest promotion doing activities with children in their communities.
"It is important for kids to have a chance to go out and play."
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