Spring is in the air, but football took center stage on a clear, warm day at scenic Jones Stadium at El Paso High School at the Dallas Cowboys High School Football Clinic. About 300 high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors from the high schools within the El Paso Independent School District (EPISD) made up the campers receiving instruction from former NFL players.
“We’re trying to introduce kids to different aspects of the game doing everything from throwing to footwork and so on,” said Dallas Cowboys camps director and former NFL cornerback Terrence Wheatley, “We’re giving as much instruction as we can but we want these kids to have fun and enjoy it.”
With three different sessions throughout the day, the players got a chance to receive instruction in agility, receiving and throwing. For the students, it was some time away from the classroom and a learning experience at the same time.
“It was a really fun experience,” said Coronado junior offensive lineman Marcos Castro, “It was something to take to heart and it was fun to come out here and get loose for a little bit.”
“It was fun but it was pretty intense at first,” said Jefferson junior quarterback Luis Alvarez, “They test your skills and I really feel like I got better and I have something to take away from to work on for the season.”
The clinic also marked one of the first times that the Cowboys were able to put on this event in the Sun City thanks in part from sponsorship from the Texas Lottery, according to senior director of corporate partnership services Jennifer Surgalski. It also paved a pathway to bring something that El Paso didn’t have in the past.
For a full recap of the clinic, click here. Also, check out some photos from the scenes El Paso High below.
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