Young football players in the Monroe County area will soon have an opportunity to learn the game from some high-caliber talent.
‘Legends of Tennessee’ will host a football camp on Saturday, July 27, at the Sweetwater youth football field for ages 6-14. Registration runs from 9-10 a.m., with the camp beginning at 10 a.m. and lasting until 1 p.m.
Cost to attend the camp is $35.
The camp will feature instruction by several former University of Tennessee football players, including Eric Westmoreland, Jabari Davis and Chris Treece.
“Athletes will learn elite football fundamentals and the importance of teamwork, a winning attitude and more from coaches with over 3 decades of TN football knowledge,” a flyer promoting the camp and shared by the City of Sweetwater Government on Facebook reads.
Westmoreland played linebacker for the Vols, including during their 1998 national championship-winning season. He was drafted in the third round of the 2001 NFL Draft and played for the Jacksonville Jaguars and Cleveland Browns.
Davis, who launched the “Legends of Tennessee” camp series himself, was a running back for the Vols from 2001-2004. He ran for 1,228 yards and 22 touchdowns during his time at Tennessee before spending several years in the NFL.
Treece played defensive back for Tennessee in the late 1980s. He previously coached at Grace Christian and is now the defensive backs coach at Webb School of Knoxville. Treece is also a personal trainer.
The Sweetwater youth football field is located at 135 Starret St.