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Richard_HowellFormer Bladenboro High and Davidson College Football Star Richard Howell will lead his 3rd Annual USA Football FUNdamentals Camp at West Bladen on Saturday, June 18th.

The free camp is for ages 7-14 and will be held on the Knights football field from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with registration for those who have not pre-registered at 8:30 a.m.

Coach Howell is about to begin his 17th season as the assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Indianapolis Colts. He was a three-sport star at Bladenboro High and a member of Bladenboro’s 1990 State 1A championship basketball team.

Howell went on to play quarterback at Davidson College (1990-1993) where he set five school records and was ranked fourth nationally in scoring in Division 1-AA football his senior year.

He then served four years as an Assistant Coach at Davidson and one year as a Graduate Assistant at UNC-Chapel Hill, before taking the job with the Colts in 2000. He received a Super Bowl Ring in 2006 when the Colts defeated the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XLI.

ToddPaitWest Bladen Coach Todd Pait said, “This community and Bladen County as a whole are very fortunate that one of our favorite sons is willing to come back and donate his time to impart some football knowledge and share some valuable life lessons with our youth.”

“This is a man who coached Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck,” continued Coach Pait. “What a great opportunity to learn from someone with such an impressive resume. My playing days are long past, but I am still excited to hear some NFL stories and learn something new.”

USA Football’s FUNdamentals camps are designed to focus on basic youth skills and to conduct drills in a non-contact environment. Current and former high school and collegiate football players from this area will be available to help with the camp.

“Campers will enjoy a morning of fun, football and life lessons under the guidance of high school coaches and college players,” said Coach Howell. “It is a great opportunity to learn what it takes to succeed at football and life.”

Each camper will receive lunch and a free T-shirt for participating. Campers can register online at http://www.totalcamps.com/fundamentals/camps/2016_richard_howell_youth_football_camp/_qs

For more information, contact West Bladen High School or USA football at (317) 614-7750 or e-mail swilliams@usafootball.com.

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