Camp to feature former Auburn, Bama players

Published 5:01 pm Thursday, July 28, 2011

In the state of Alabama, young football players know exactly where they want to go: to Tuscaloosa or Auburn, to play for the Crimson Tide or the Tigers.

What better way to help them get there than to let them work with former UA and AU players.

That’s the goal of the Auburn vs. Alabama Kickoff Camp, which will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Aug. 6 at Maplesville’s George Walker Jr. Stadium.

“The best thing we can do is bring in these guys who have been through where these guys want to be,” MHS coach Brent Hubbert said. “They know what it’s like; they can learn from them and see if that’s really something they want to do.”

The camp was the idea of Harold Morrow, a former running back for Maplesville, Auburn, the Minnesota Vikings, the Baltimore Ravens and Arizona Cardinals.

Morrow has two nephews, Brandon Morrow and Devonte Morrow, on the current Red Devils rosters.

Other former Alabama and Auburn players will be at the camp, including Chris Shelling, Reid McMillan, Dwayne Rudd, David Palmer and more.

Hubbert said the former players will spend some time during the camp talking to current players about the importance of academics and character.

Campers will be split into age groups and go over the fundamentals of offense and defense.

Hubbert said players ages 5-18 from all over the region will attend the free camp.

Anyone needing more information should call Hubbert at (205) 438-0140.