ROSEPINE – The Rosepine football team got the chance to hear from two successful men that were in their shoes years ago.

Brothers Kevin McArthur, former Jets linebacker, and Noah McArthur, business man and motivational speaker, spoke to the team about how to be great players and great men Wednesday night at Rosepine High School.

"We just wanted to prepare them for what they are up against and what their challenges will be going into this football season and beyond," Kevin said. "I tell them a poem about time, I give them information about what it is to not quit and tell them their greatest challenge going from ordinary to extraordinary is the effort you give.

“God gives you the talent, the coaches cultivate it, but it is ultimately your job to provide the effort."

The McArthurs are from Lake Charles. Kevin played at Lamar University before playing for the Jets for four seasons.

Noah is a professional speaker and a multi-business owner, which includes an oil and gas company, a movie and entertainment business and owns a consulting business.

Noah recently won a People's Choice Award for his humanitarian efforts across the globe.

"There's something about giving back," he said. "It's always been said by some of your greatest minds and philosophers: there are two times in life that are the most important times. Those times are the moment you are born and the moment you discover why. When you discover why you are here, that's an epiphany moment.

"This is really my passion. This is what I love to do. I love to help individuals discover the extraordinary."

The brothers covered different topics, including effort, character and extra work. While some things change in different speaking engagements, the core of the message stays the same.

"(Noah) is a minister, but I tell them my story," Kevin said. "I'm straight and upfront with them, because they are young men, and I was one once. I was one of those kids that was always on the line, but I understood if I ever crossed the line, I had to deal with those consequences."

The McArthurs were brought to the team by the Church in Rosepine, and the brothers plan on coming back to check up on the Eagles throughout the season as it looks to repeat as district champions.