NFL's Pettway Brings Free Camp Home

Kenny Pettway has gone from Gilmer all the way to the NFL.

Friday, he'll come back home and bring the NFL with him.

It was 2005 when Pettway got the draft day call from Houston. The Gilmer Buckeye played at Grambling, and went from Houston to Jacksonville. Now the Jag is coming home for his second annual football camp. The camp is free, thanks to a grant from the NFL.

Kenny says he's glad to give the kids something he never had.

"This is the greatest highlight of my career," Pettway said. "Playing football is fun, but being able to put on a free camp, something I never had when I was little, it's a big thing for me."

The camp is Friday at Buckeye Stadium, registration at eight, camp starts at nine and goes until one.

His Jaguars teammate and former Hallsville Bobcat Clint Ingram will be there, also Jaguar Richard Collier, Texans defensive end Earl Cockrum, and Packers lineman Alfred Malone.

The camp again, is free.

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