Several young football players in the area used Saturday morning to sharpen their skills at Independence Stadium. They're part of Dallas Cowboys' draft Morris "Mo" Claiborne's youth football camp, which is for athletes 6 to 18 years old. It's Claiborne's first free camp.
"We have people from LSU helping us. That play the position that we play. Helping us with techniques and skills," Ladarrius Woodard said.
Woodards is a junior and lineman at Fair Park High School. He says it means a lot to him that Claiborne, a Fair Park alumni, is hosting the camp and giving back to his community. Claiborne says that has always been a goal.
"I always dreamed of doing something like this, giving back to the community," he said, before signing autographs for several of the eager, young athletes.
Claiborne pulled together several football players and coaches to take part in the day. It was also managed by several volunteers. He says the camp is about more than just learning drills, but learning life lessons. Claiborne says the camp is something that will continue into the future. Several in the community, like Woodards, are thankful.
"Most people don't do this," Woodards said. "Most people don't think about people in their past."