Legends Camp gets more commitments

Published 9:39 am Monday, June 9, 2014

The 12th annual Legends All-Pro Football Camp is drawing closer with each passing day and director Bruce Plummer has announced more of the of the coaches who have committed to help.

The clinic is June 19 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Lewis V. Murray Jr. Stadium on Bogalusa High School’s campus.

The local guys coming include Chris Lowery, Rumeall Morris, Ralph Burns, Stanley Pigott, Ricardo Washington, Zied Houston, John Carter, Kenneth McSwain, Greg Greely, Greg Dillon and Jewell Plummer.

Lowery, a 2013 Bogalusa High School graduate, played wide receiver for the Lumberjacks and is at Butte Junior College in Oroville, Calif., which is about two and a half hours from Oakland.

Morris, also a BHS graduate, completed his college football career at Northwestern State University where he played running back for the Demons. His brother Rondarious is entering his junior season at Northwestern.

Burns was Plummer’s little league coach in Bogalusa and Plummer, a 1983 Bogalusa High graduate, said Burns is a mentor to many people.

Pigott played at Bogalusa before going to Jackson State University.

Washington is a 1990 Bogalusa High graduate and LSU standout.

Houston was a Lumberjacks standout before going to the University of Southern Mississippi.

Carter is a former Varnado player, who went to the University of Pittsburgh. After college, he went to the NFL and played for the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants.

McSwain played for BHS in the 1970s before going to Southeastern Louisiana University.

Greely graduated from Bogalusa in 1981.

After his high school playing days were over, Greely went to Nicholls State University.

In 1984 he was named a second-team All-Gulf Star selection at defensive back and currently holds the school’s career interception mark with 21.

Greely was inducted into the Nicholls State Hall of Fame last season.

After college, he was a second-round draft pick by the San Antonio Gunslingers of the United State Football League.

Dillon is a former Bogalusa High quarterback, who played at Grambling.

Joel Plummer is from Bogalusa, attended Robert E. Lee High School in Baton Rouge and played for Southern University in Baton Rouge

The non-local additions are Keion Carpenter, Chris Dupre, Brandon Sartin, Earin Bridges, Tyronne Williams and Rodney Holman.

Carpenter was a free safety, who played for Virginia Tech and had a six year NFL career, competing with the Buffalo Bills and Atlanta Falcons.

Dupre was a standout at Alabama State University after playing his high school ball at Sarah T. Reed.

Sartin is a wide receiver at Morehouse State University.

Bridges played for Reed with Dupre before heading to Grambling, while Williams is a former SLU coach.

Holman played tight end for Tulane and was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the third round of the 1982 draft. He played from 1982-95 with the Bengals and Detroit Lions.

Bruce Plummer said Fred McCrary and Jerry Hardaway are unable to make it due to prior commitments.

Plummer said it’s always exciting once he starts putting the camp together in January to get these guys to commit.

“It’s a chance for us to help these kids grow and mature in football and school,” Plummer said.

“Having all of these people commit is important to us and the best part is that the camp is free. You don’t usually get this many former athletes to come to a town this small. A lot of these guys tell me to count them and that’ll be here. We’re just looking to have a good turnout and a good camp. I’m a proud Bogalusian, who is just trying to help these kids.”