Football season is over, that means that NFL players get a break. Dean has great plans for his homecoming including a party you must attend at the end of February.

After an amazing rookie season with the Packers, the 2012 Boylan High School grad is taking some time off and returned to Rockford.

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Today Dean decided to bring joy to some of his fellow Rockfordians by visiting them in the hospital. He visited several floors at Swedish American Hospital including pediatrics and special care nursery where he put smiles on the faces of the tiniest patients. The staff was also very happy to see him. Thanks Dean. You're truly awesome.

See more of Dean's visit with patients in this video from mystateline.com and these fun photos from rrstar.com. And mark your calendars for February 28th, a very special fundraiser for the Rockford Public Library. One for the Books, An Evening with Dean Lowry at the Nordlof Center (118 North Main St. in Rockford). Click HERE to buy tickets.