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Lance Briggs hosts free football camp in Chicago

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Bears Pro Bowl linebacker Lance Briggs attended some football camps as a kid, although no one of his stature ever showed up to one.

Briggs, who hosts football camps in Chicago and around Sacramento, where he's from, believes it's natural for him to help young players.

"This is what I'm best at. Football is what us professionals are best at, so I think one of the best ways we can give back is to teach the art that we have mastered," Briggs said. "Chicago, obviously, is a very important place for me. It's been home for the past 10 years."

Briggs said it was important to host a free camp, which was at Hales Franciscan.

"They can get the same type of teaching and coaching at a very affordable price," he said.

Students participated in drills, went through an obstacle courses while parents learned about fitness and nutrition, the recruiting process and standardized tests.

For lunch, chef Jason Ellis, who appeared on the show Hell's Kitchen, made barbecue for the students and parents.

Kudos to Briggs for showing up bright and early, and immediately posing with a lot of young players.

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I'm not a big fan of Briggs being that I'm an avid Detroit Lions fan, but this is really good to see. It's great that he's giving of his time to children. I like him a little more today. The good feelings will dissipate by September though, lol.

Good article.

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