Cincinnati - The NFL has been under scrutiny in recent years for off the field incidents that reflect poorly on Commissioner Roger Goodell and the entire league. Unfortunately, the Cincinnati Bengals have been involved in several of these incidents. However, Bengals Pro-Bowl receiver A.J. Green seems to be part of a new light in Cincinnati.
The superstar receiver held his 1 st Annual A.J. Green ProCamp July 17 at Mason High School for 300 campers ages 7-14. The kids were able to do drills with Green and have some fun on the football field.
Rod Huber, head football coach at Mount St. Josephs, along with 30 of the area's top prep coaches, helped Green in leading the campers throughout the day. Huber realizes that the NFL still has great role models and A.J. Green is one of them. "I think it shows his commitment to his community," said Huber. "He does not have to be here. He asked us if we would help him run the camp here in Cincinnati. He wanted to be around the kids who watch him on Sunday."
A.J. Green has been a star in Cincinnati since his arrival in 2011 and has been blessed with great talent. However, Green never went to a camp like this growing up and really enjoys doing this for his community. "I love giving back," Green said with a smile. "Like I said I didn't have this growing up so it's always a privilege to come here to help other kids who are not fortunate."
During drills, the star receiver was all smiles while playing quarterback for kids running routes and aspiring to be the next A.J. Green. The campers were star struck by Green's presence and you could tell this was the highlight of their summer.
The last day of camp will be July 18 at Mason High School from 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m..