Former Mustang Mike Brown Holds Football Camp at Monticello
Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Mike Brown
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -
Mike Brown had a big season for the Jacksonville Jaguars last year.
The former Monticello quarterback was fourth on the team in receiving yards, and found the end zone twice.
Brown held his first-ever football camp at Monticello High School Saturday.
"My number one objective is obviously for the kids to have fun, and after that, getting to learn some of the basic techniques," said Brown.
The campers began with cone drills and then transitioned to positional drills.
First working on offense and then later switching over to defense.
"This is where everything started for me so I wanted to give back to the people that gave to me," says Brown. "Hopefully I can inspire the next person to come home.
Current Jaguar teammate and former Virginia linebacker LaRoy Reynolds was also at Monticello, helping with the camp.
"It's a great time," says Reynolds. "Just being able to see little kids doing what they love doing. Coming out and having fun and Mike being able to give back to his community is extremely important.
Camper Dejour Lockley says, "It was fun. I think it was good. We learned some more stuff that we didn't know."
Camp instructor Okiima Pickett says, "It was a great turn out. The kids had fun. He had a nice coaching staff. It was well organized. It was really good."
Mike Brown resigned with Jacksonville after catching 32 passes for 446 yards for two touch downs through eleven games and six starts.
Brown says, " I'm going against NFL defensive backs that have been playing defensive backs against professional guys since I was in middle school. Its definitely a very unique opportunity. It makes it very challenging. I'm just taking it one day at a time. I'm learning. I'm having fun with it and getting more and more comfortable everyday."
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