Football has been a tool to success for Breno Giacomini. Now the 6-foot-7, 325-pound gentle giant is using that tool to inspire youth in his hometown of Malden, in an effort to turn around the struggling city.
Last weekend, a numbers of his teammates were undoubtedly relaxing at home before the first week of training camp in the National Football League. But the 27-year-old Giacomini, the starting right tackle for the Seattle Seahawks hosted his 4th annual three-day football skills minicamp at Macdonald Stadium, assisted by his former teammate at Louisville, Gary Barnidge, now a tight end for the Cleveland Browns, and 30 other volunteers.
Joe Pappagallo, varsity football coach at Malden High, has watched the 2004 graduate develope into a fine athlete. But he is more proud of Giacomini’s growth as a young man. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.