Young, Amano Join List of Titans Players/Coaches Involved in Youth Football Activities



Titans quarterback Vince Young held his third youth football summer camp on July 25 with the finale this past weekend at Nashville's Franklin Road Academy. It was the last of three camps that also saw Young host one in his hometown of Houston and also his college town of Austin (University of Texas).



Over 250 local children ages eight to 16 from surrounding schools joined Young and his teammates for the second annual camp. Football groups were divided by position, grade/age/ability level rotating through different stations experiencing first hand instruction from local coaches including Pearl Cohn's Tony Brunetti, East Literature's James Spears and Titans players Dave Ball, Cortland Finnegan, Ahmard Hall and Titans Defensive Assistant Rayna Stewart.

"Coming out here and being able to have fun and interact with the kids is really enjoyable to me," said Young. "Fortunately for me growing up, I was able to go to Steve McNair's camps so I know the impact it can have on youngsters, being able to ask questions and interact with myself, the coaches and my teammates."

At the conclusion of the camp, Young addressed the campers on topics such as making the right decisions, believing in yourself,  and establishing goals. Each child was provided lunch and a goodie bag.  Through his Vincent Young Foundation, Young makes it a priority to reach out to youth and be a positive role model. Young was inspired to create the foundation because of his own experiences overcoming life's challenges while growing up in Houston.

He is dedicated to serving under-privileged children through programs that focus on inspiring and empowering today's youth to better utilize the educational and civic opportunities available to them.



Also taking a break from the summer to hold a youth football camp was Titans starting left guard, Eugene Amano.  Amano held the first-annual Eugene Amano Football Camp in his hometown of San Diego, CA. in the suburb of National City hosting close to 300 children. Players from around the league were present to encourage and support the campers of which included Jacob Bell (Rams), Jorge Cordova (Jaguars/Titans), Brandyn Dombrowski (Chargers),  Freddy Keiaho (Colts), Donald Penn (Bucs),  Daniel Sanders (Rams) and several San Diego State University football Players.

"A lot of the parents here in National City can't afford to send their kids to a football camp much less an NFL game," said Amano. "This is why I decided to hold a free camp, bring NFL players to them and hopefully give them a football experience they won't soon forget."

The Tennessee Titans are dedicated to assisting the development of youth through programs, camps and other youth football functions and initiatives. For example, for the second consecutive year, Titans quarterbacks coach Craig Johnson was the guest speaker at the annual USA Football Youth Coaches Clinic, while Secondary coach Marcus Robertson held the Offensive & Defensive Football Camp in his hometown of Pasadena, CA.

CLICK HERE to see more Titans who held youth football camps this summer.

(Photo below: Titans QB Vince Young with Former Titans QB Steve McNair's sons, Trent and Tyler)




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