Rutherford Hosting NFL H.S. Player Development Camp

Springfield, FL---In some very real aspect, the NFL is working in our area this week

The league's National Guard High School Player Development Program is hosting a three day camp at Rutherford High School.

This is so much more than a football clinic. It' brings in former NFL players known to the area, like Rutherford alum Alonzo Johnson, to speak to the kids about good decision making.

Police and Military folks, academic counselors, discuss gang violence, drugs, bullying and cyber bullying, what not to do on social media, life skills and time management.

There's plenty of blocking, tackling, passing and catching as well.
Rutherford head coach Alvin Dempsey is one of the coaches running the show there this week.

"Right now we've got a mixture of some Bozeman guys, mixed in with some Rutherford guys. We've got some Bay guys. This camp is for everybody in Bay county, it's a free camp. The NFL provides all the equipment, they provide all the jerseys for these guys. You know we just put the program on. We were lucky to be a host site for it this year."

The camp wraps up Wednesday.