Kids from 50 schools attend football camp

By: Jim Johnston Email
By: Jim Johnston Email

135 kids from 50 different schools and 5 states attended super bowl champion Chris Godfrey's annual football camp at St. Joe high school Friday.

Godfrey played football for Michigan then spent 8 years in the NFL where he helped the Giants to a super bowl win Super Bowl XXI.

The camp, which was free, provided participants the chance to be timed and measured like they were at the NFL draft combine.

"The overall reason for having the camp is to provide a fun experience for kids," Godfrey said. "They love football, but as a spectator and we wanted to give them an opportunity to participate like the big guys."

While the camp was about having fun and learning the ins and outs of the game, Godfrey also wanted to share some wisdom with the kids. In particular he wanted to share something his coach, Bill Parcells, learned from legendary Steelers coach Chuck Noll.

"Coach Null said to have a good football team your good players have to be good people," Godfrey said. "That really struck Bill Parcells and that struck me because Parcells is kind of a New Jersey wise guy so he didn't get serious too often but when he did you paid attention. And that really struck him and that is what I am going to share with the kids today."

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