Former NFL standouts host free football camp in El Paso

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A quartet of former NFL stars were in El Paso on Saturday afternoon hosting a free football clinic at Saipan-Ledo Park.

Former Dallas Cowboys running back Darryl Clack teamed up with Super Bowl XXX champion Derek Kennard, former Cincinnati Bengal Skip McClendon and former Denver Bronco Marsharne Graves for the event.

Clack lived in the Borderland for a time as a child and puts on camps across the country through USA football. Saturday was the first time he’s returned to conduct a clinic in El Paso, and he frequently makes sure they’re free of charge.

“My take is, we’ll get a bigger reception if we have a free camp,” Clack said. “It benefits both parties. It brings me out to the communities, and it brings out more kids that can’t afford to get the same type of learning experiences that they have if they went to a camp they paid for.”

Plus, bringing in Kennard, the center for the Cowboys’ 1990s dynasty, doesn’t hurt, either.

“I learned football at a camp similar to this and it’s just wonderful to come out here and give back and do some things here with the kids and see the joy and excitement,” Kennard said.

Clack was clear that he would be returning to El Paso for another camp in the future. 

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