Two NFL players with local ties will join Pittsburgh Steelers tight end David Johnson and New York Jets wide receiver Raymond Webber on Saturday in the Life and Fundamentals of Football Camp at Pine Bluff High School’s indoor football facility.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive lineman Frank Okam, who was born in Pine Bluff, and Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Cedric Thornton, a Star City native, will help with the one-day clinic open to players ages 4-12, camp organizer Cory Blunt said.
This is the second year for the camp, which featured current Canadian Football League player Martell Mallett and Johnson last year. It will begin at 8 a.m. and conclude at noon.
Okam finished high school in Dallas and played collegiately at Texas, where he won a national championship in the 2005 season as a sophomore. Drafted by the Houston Texans in 2008, Okam had a brief stint with the Seattle Seahawks in 2010 before joining the Bucs.
Thornton was promoted to the Eagles’ active roster after a 13-week stay on the practice roster during the 2011 season. He signed as an undrafted free agent from Southern Arkansas that year.
A Life and Fundamentals of Cheerleading camp also will be held from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday for girls ages 4-12 at PBHS’ McFadden Gymnasium. Limited spots are still available for both camps.
For more information or to register for the camp, call Blunt at 501-240-5524 or Omar Allen at 718-1410.