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Sunday, 1 August 2021

NFL vets give back to Killeen Community

Credit: ABC 25 News KXXV
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NFL vets give back to Killeen Community
NFL vets give back to Killeen Community
NFL vets give back to Killeen Community

FOR YEARS- DOZENS OFATHLETES FROM IN ANDAROUND CENTRAL TEXASHAVE TAKEN THE NEXT STEPTO PLAY IN THE PROS- ANDNOW-- THEY'RE GIVING BACK-HOPING TO RAISE UP A NEWGENERATION OF SPORTSSTARS- ONE CAMP AT A TIME."I FEEL BLESSED TO BESTANDING OUT HEREAMONGST ALL THESE GUYS.FOUR OF US STARTED THISCAMP, BUT IT'S JUST BECOMEAMONGST ALL THESE GUYS.FOUR OF US STARTED THISCAMP, BUT IT'S JUST BECOMEA COMMUNITY THING."TRACK 1FOR MORE THAN ADECADE-- ROY MILLERHAS BEEN BRINGING HISN-F-L EXPERIENCE BACKTO THE CITY OFKILLEEN."IT'S A CONTINUOUSSTREAM OF YOUNGGUYS BECOMINGSUCCESSFUL AND IT'SJUST THAT MUCHBETTER TO SAY THEYCAME THROUGH OURCAMP AND WE GOT ALITTLE PART OF THATSUCCESS."TRACK 2SATURDAY- DOZENS OFFORMER N-F-LATHLETES JOINEDMILLER- RETURNING TOTHEIR CENTRAL TEXASROOTS TO TEACHYOUNG ATHLETES THESKILLS THEY NEED TOSUCCEED BOTH ON THEFIELD- AND IN THECLASSROOM."WE WANT TO BECONSISTENT ROLEMODELS IN THISCOMMUNITY.

AS YOUSEE, THESE GUYS TAKEIT TO HEART.

THIS ISTHEIR CAMP AND THEYCOME OUT HERE EVERYYEAR AND THEY LOVEIT."EVERYBODY WHOGOES..

THEY ALWAYSCOME BACK.

IT JUSTGOES TO SHOW WHATKIND OF COMMUNITYTHIS IS."TRACK 3AMONG THE PROS--FORMER INDIANAPOLISCOLT- AND U-M-H-BLEGEND JARRELLFREEMAN.ALSO- SHOEMAKERGRAD AND FORMERCOWBOYQUARTERBACK JAMEILLSHOWERS.MILLER SAYS IN ATRANSIENT- MILITARYCITY LIKE KILLEEN-EVEN JUST A FEWHOURS FROM THESELIVING LEGENDS- CANGO A LONG WAY INSHAPING THESE KIDSLIVES."THAT MEANS A LOT TOKIDS.

I KNOW AS AMILITARY KID, MAYBEBEING FROM NEWYORK, YOU MAY NOTKNOW ANYBODY HERE,BUT YOU KNOW THATWE CARE ABOUT YOU,AND THAT'S WHATWE'RE GOING TOCONTINUE TO DO."TRACK 4IN 20-20-- THERE WERENO DRILLS- NOCOACHING- NOTEACHING-- ALLBECAUSE OF COVID.INSTEAD-- MILLERHELPED RAISE MONEYAND DISTRIBUTE FOODTO THE KILLEENCOMMUNITY."I UNDERSTAND WHENTHIS CAMP WAS TAKENFROM US LAST YEAR,JUST HOW IMPORTANTIT REALLY WAS TO US.SO, IM GRATEFUL TO BEOUT HERE ANDAPPRECIATIVE OF BEINGAROUND THESE GUYS."TRACK 5THE LESSONS LEARNEDTHROUGH HUDDLESAND HURDLES--"IT'S JUST A WORKEITHIC.

PUTTING YOURWORK ETHIC OUTTHERE EACHAND EVERY DAY DETERMINESHOW YOU'RE GONNA WORKON THE FIELD.

YOU CAN'TJUST GO OUT ON THE FIELDAND TURN THE LIGHTSWITCH ON SO TO SAY."TRACK 6MILLER SAID ABOUT 300KIDS SHOWED UP TOTHE CAMP THIS YEAR-AGED ANYWHERE FROM8-18 YEARS OLD- AGROUP HE HOPES WILLONE DAY BECOME THELEADERS INCOMMUNITIES ACROSSCENTRAL TEXAS.REPORTING IN KILLEEN-JACK ALLEN.25 SPORTS.