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MONTAGUE — Since 2017, Detroit Lions Football Education has been coming to Montague for its youth summer camps.
The camp returned to Townsend Sports Complex on Monday (June 5) for day one of the four-day camp designed for ages 6-14.
Pat Sharrow, the Lions Football Education manager, and his assistants put youngsters through various stations on the first day of camp. Hear from Sharrow as well as Chris Aebig, a youth sports advocate in Montague, in this video:
Meanwhile, retired Lions linebacker Jimmy Williams made an appearance (as did Lions mascot “Roary”).
Williams, who was Detroit’s first-round draft pick in 1982 after being an All-American at University of Nebraska, played for the Lions in nine of his 12 NFL seasons. He was the Lions’ defensive MVP during the 1984 season when he notched a career-best 143 tackles.
Williams got into coaching after his playing career ended. He made stops at various collegiate and high school programs.
Here, you can watch an interview with Williams, who was helping with instruction at the Lions’ youth camp and signing autographs for the youngsters during their breaks:
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