Richmond, VA (WWBT)- NFL players are working out and staying in shape while the current NFL labor situation gets resolved, but many of these professional athletes are also taking advantage of the free time by giving back to their communities. Varina High School graduate Michael Robinson is one of those players, as he is hosting his Excel 2 Excellence football camp at Varina.
Robinson's goal is not only to help young players on the field, but off of it as well. The camp is for players in grades 7-12 and teaches fundamentals through drills and exercises. In addition, Robinson and the other players who help staff his camp try to teach the young players lessons through things they learned throughout their adolescent years.
Robinson graduated from Varina and went on to play his college football at Penn State. He is currently a running back for the Seattle Seahawks and was joined at his camp by fellow Seahawk teammates Marshawn Lynch and Justin Forsett. Richmond native and current Atlanta Falcons' running back Jason Snelling also returned to his hometown to help out with the camp. Snelling played his college football at Virginia.
The Excel 2 Excellence camp began on Thursday and will run through Saturday at Varina High School.