Grant accepted for Legends All-Pro Football Camp
Published 10:45 am Monday, June 1, 2015
A grant has been accepted for the 13th annual Legends All-Pro Football Camp.
The National Football League Youth Foundation gives grants to retired NFL players who are vested in the NFL’s retirement system and are holding a free clinic in their hometown. Current players are also eligible.
The grant makes the camp free and helps with costs associated with equipment, T-shirts, food, Gatorade and hotel rooms.
Camp director 1983 Bogalusa High School graduate Bruce Plummer who is a former NFL player and scout and is now an assistant coach for the Lumberjacks, said getting the grant is a major plus.
“There are a lot of things you can do as a former player,” Plummer said. “I found out about this grant when I was a scout for the Atlanta Falcons. We’ve gotten the grant for the last eight years. I think it’s great that these kids get to learn football from former NFL and college players. We also get to teach them about life and show them the positive things we can do with our life.”
Some of the coaches this year are Josh Robinson, the Bogalusa High School coaching staff, Tyronne Williams, Ray Caldwell, Rogie Magee, Robert Harris Jr., Jason Vigne, Chris Dupree, Greg Greely and Kenneth McSwain.
Robinson, who is from Bogalusa and is a 2011 Franklinton High School graduate, was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the 2015 draft during the sixth round, 205th overall.
The Bogalusa coaching staff is led by head coach David Roberts Jr., who is entering his first season with the Lumberjacks.
Williams is the head coach at of Independence Middle School.
Caldwell is the offensive coordinator at Mississippi Valley State University.
Magee is a former LSU and Bogalusa wide receiver.
Harris is a linebacker at the University of Mary Hardin Baylor in Texas.
Vigne will be a member of the Sam Houston State University football team in 2015.
Dupree is a former Alabama State University player.
Greely is an assistant coach at Nichols State University and was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame in 2013.
McSwain played at Bogalusa High School in the 1970s before going to Southeastern Louisiana University.
The camp is set for June 18 at Lewis V. Murray Jr. Stadium, which is located on the campus of Bogalusa High School.
The clinic runs from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
For more information or to get a registration form, call Plummer at 404-606-2359, Janola Walker Jr. at 516-3433, Ken Martin at 750-2343 or Debra Plummer at 735-1303. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org.