Zaviar Gooden to Host Free Youth Football Camp

PLUGERVILLE, Texas -- Tennessee Titans linebacker Zaviar Gooden will be hosting his first-ever youth football camp this summer. The Quest for Greatness Youth Football Camp will take place in Gooden's hometown of Pflugerville, Texas and will provide an opportunity for local youth to learn football and life skills from NFL players in a fun environment.

This free camp will be held Saturday, June 27 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Pflugerville High School. The camp provides youth aged 14-18 with the chance to build self-esteem both on-and-off the field, while working to improve their football skills, sportsmanship, and teamwork. Each participant will receive a t-shirt, lunch, and refreshments. They will also have the opportunity to meet Gooden and other NFL players onsite.

"I am really excited to get back out on my high school football field with the next generation of Pflugerville athletes," said Gooden. "My hometown community has always been very supportive and I am really looking forward to this opportunity to give something back to them."

Camp registration is now open, and is currently registering the first 100 youth ages 14-18. Parents can access the registration form and waiver via DropBox, in local-area schools, or by contacting Melanie Wadden ( Please return BOTH the registration form and the waiver by Friday, June 5, no exceptions, via email to Camp is limited to the first 100 youth, so please register early!

The Quest for Greatness Youth Football Camp presented by Zaviar Gooden is made possible by Pflugerville High School and the Tennessee Titans.

About Zaviar Gooden:

Zaviar Gooden was selected in the third-round selection in the 2013 NFL Draft by the Tennessee Texans. The standout linebacker has collected 36 tackles and played in 24 games in his first two NFL seasons. A three-year starter and team captain (2012) at the University of Missouri, Gooden notched 256 tackles, 20.5 tackles for loss, 11 passes defense, five interceptions, and five fumble recoveries in 49 games. He graduated in 2012 with a bachelor's degree in business management. A native of Austin, Texas, Gooden attended Pflugerville High School in Pflugerville, Texas where he earned All-District honors at both safety and running back. He also competed to varsity track and field.

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