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Teddy Williams hosts Speed Camp

TYLER, TEXAS (KLTV) – If Teddy Williams knows anything, it is how to go fast.

In 2009, the former John Tyler Lion, held the fastest time in the world in the 100 meter dash.

After his All-American collegiate career, Williams began his career in the NFL, with the Dallas Cowboys.

Now Teddy is teaching his speed techniques to the youth of East Texas.

At All Saints, on Saturday morning, more than 200 children from the area took part in the 2nd annual Teddy Williams Speed and Agility Camp.

Where the name of the game…speed.

"Anyone can go out and hold a football camp, I didn't want to do just another camp," said Williams, "I wanted to teach what I am known for and that is speed."

Williams also surprised the campers, brining several of his Cowboy teammates with him.

"This day is all about the kids," said lineman Jermey Parnell, "We are out here having a great time and anytime you can change a young mans or young woman's life, I am down with that."

And while football drills were important, going fast, the priority.

"Having speed and ability, you can be an athlete in any sport," said Williams, "But I want to teach them those skills and tell them they can take that to any sport and be acclimated."

Williams and the rest of his Cowboys teammates return to Valley Ranch for mini-camp that begins on Tuesday.

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