NFL pros teach kids the ropes


Aspiring young athletes got the chance to run alongside some of their idols Saturday. Brad Smith of the Buffalo Bills held his Sixth Annual True Foundation Football Camp at YSU’s Stambaugh Stadium.

The Chaney graduate also brought along his teammate Marcus Easley, as well as Jericho Cotchery from the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The free camp not only teaches kids about the sport of football but also how to live off the field.

“People like Brad Smith in particular should be the poster child for the NFL because he’s what every young person in the community, as well as the country, should aspire to be.” said former Chaney coach Ron Berdis. “He’s just caring, giving, good solid Christian human being that I’m proud to call my friend.”

Smith was recently nominated for the NFL’s prestigious 2013 Bart Starr Award. It’s given each year to a player who exemplifies outstanding character and leadership, both on the field and in the community.

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