Annual football camps return to area


May 2, 2009 at 12:02 a.m.

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Jerheme Urban will return to Victoria to host the second annual Jerheme Urban Camp for quarterbacks, wide receivers and tight ends.

The camp is scheduled for Saturday, June 13 at the Memorial senior campus and is free of charge.

Urban, a Stroman graduate, is preparing to begin his third season with the defending NFC champion Cardinals. He will be joined at the camp by high school coaches and former teammates from Trinity University.

"This camp will focus on basic football fundamentals," Urban said, "film breakdown, weight training techniques, the importance of a proper diet, and the many other factors that go into being the best player and teammate you can be."

The camp is open to players entering grades 9-12 and is limited to 100 participants. Parents are welcome to watch or videotape the activities.

Urban's football camp won't be the first to return to the area.

The annual Andrew Smith Jr. Football Camp will be held Saturday, May 23 at Memorial Stadium in Bay City.

Smith was the starting quarterback for the Blackcats' 2000 Class 4A, Division I state championship team. He went on to to lead the University of North Texas to a win in the New Orleans Bowl, the school's first bowl victory since 1946.

Smith was killed in a car wreck in August of 2004 while returning to Denton for fall practice.

The camp is open to boys ages 6-17 and instructors will include college and professional players and high school coaches.



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