Growing up in Salem, Oregon, Tyrell Williams doesn’t remember a ton of athletes coming to his area to hold football camps.
But, the wide receiver is looking to change that as he hosts his first offensive skills camp on Thursday, June 29.
“We’re just having the skills camp in Monmouth, Oregon trying to get kids to come out,” Williams said. “There are really no athletes that get out to the area. That’s my main thing; to be there for the kids so they can see someone who made it to the professional level. I’m from Salem which is only 20 minutes from there, so there will be a lot of kids from my high school. It’s cool to be back and see them.”
The camp runs from 10am-2pm and is open to kids ranging from seventh through 12th grade. Whether you play quarterback, running back, tight end or receiver, there’s a spot for you. The camp is free and each participant will get a shirt and pair of socks courtesy of Nike and Strideline.
“It’s a one-day camp. We’ll do offensive skills (drills). I’m going to do some of the stuff I do out here and try to make it fun so it’s not all coaching.”
Williams, who went to college at Western Oregon in Monmouth is looking forward to returning to the town that helped him get to where he is today. And this time, he’s joined by a couple of his famous friends in Geremy Davis and Kevin Boss, former tight end of the New York Giants.
“It’s cool to go back. When I was younger, it was cool to be in front of all those guys so I just want to give (these kids) the same thing I had. It was awesome to go to skills camps and see professional athletes. Hopefully they’re as excited as I was.”
If you will be in the Monmouth area and are interested in attending, click here and email in your child’s name, grade and shirt size.