Sunday, June 5, 2016

Chris Gragg's Gridiron Grind Camp - Big Success

Buffalo Bills Chris Gragg returned to Southeast Arkansas to host the Gridiron Grind Football Camp.
The football camp for youth conducted by Buffalo Bills tight end Chris Gragg, on the campus of Dumas high school turned out very successful on Saturday, June 4th.  Over 100 young football players from Southeast Arkansas took part in the "Gridiron Grind" organized by Chris Gragg, a former Warren Lumberjack and Arkansas Razorback.  The participants received shirts and were put through the paces of numerous football drills, assisted by a number of former Razorbacks and several current NFL players.
Kansas City Chief Knile Davis helped with the camp.

In addition to Chris, former Razorback and current Kansas City Chief kick returner and running back Knile Davis and former Hog standout linebacker and current Detroit Lion player Jerry Franklin were on hand to provide instruction and encouragement.  Several other former Razorbacks were also part of the staff including Brandon Lewis.

Chris Gragg's friend and former classmate Jarius Wright of the Minnesota Vikings would have been a part of the camp, but was in a Viking workout.  His mother Jeanette Hooper was present to help with the administration of the camp.  Several Warren residents were on hand to help and observe.
Former Razorbacks working with the enjoyed visiting with fans
during breaks.

Chris's father, Kelvin Gragg, a former Lumberjack assistant, and now superintendent of the Dumas School District was assisting as was his younger brother Will, now a freshman tight end with the Arkansas Razorbacks.

The kids appeared to be having a great time and were learning a lot.

Lumberjack Bradyn Curry runs through a drill during the Gridiron Grind.

The camp provided workouts for high school athletes as well as younger ones.

Jaxon, son of Jacqueline Hammons, had a blast at the camp. 

Another Warren youth working through the drills.

Warren faces could be found everywhere at the camp.

The event was not short of volunteers from Warren.
Gregg Reep of enjoyed meeting Brandon Lewis, Jerry Franklin, and Knile Davis at the camp.

Another Warren volunteer-Joel Tolefree cooks to prepare lunch for the hungry campers.

Knile Davis watches his group of youngsters run through the drills.

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