NFL players to assist at Edwards' camp

2011-07-05T16:03:00Z 2011-07-06T00:06:07Z NFL players to assist at Edwards' campAssociate Press The Billings Gazette
July 05, 2011 4:03 pm  • 

Six current or former NFL players will be in Billings on Saturday to assist Dwan Edwards during his free youth football camp at Wendy's Field at Daylis Stadium.

Edwards, who grew up in Columbus and is a starting defensive end with the Buffalo Bills, has already reached his camp's capacity of 300 kids in grades five through eight.

Pro Bowlers Haloti Ngata, a defensive lineman for the Baltimore Ravens, and Nick Barnett, a linebacker for the Green Bay Packers, will headline the list of guest instructors at the fourth annual camp.

The group will also include defensive back Brandon Browner of the Seattle Seahawks, ex-Packer defensive back Derrick Martin, former Ravens and Arizona Cardinals fullback Justin Green and ex-San Francisco 49ers and Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Richard Seigler.

Green is a former University of Montana star, while Martin played at Wyoming. Edwards, Barnett, Browner and Seigler all played their college ball at Oregon State.

Ngata, from the University of Oregon, and Edwards also played together with the Ravens.

Edwards, his assistants and the camp's sponsors and other volunteers will be attending a reception on Friday from 5-7 p.m. at Big Horn Resort (formerly Wingate Hotel) that is open to the public.

The camp will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, beginning with the fifth and sixth graders at 9 a.m. The public can also attend throughout the day, with no admission charged.

A barbecue is scheduled for Saturday night (after 6 p.m.) at Manny's Sports and Entertainment and is open to the public. The NFL players will be available for autographs.

Prizes will be given away and NFL collectibles will also be raffled off.





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