Williamsburg, VA (WWBT)- For the 18th summer, head coach Jimmye Laycock and the William and Mary football team are hosting the Nike Colonial All-Pro Camp. The early part of the week finds campers ranging from age 8 to rising seniors in high school taking the field to sharpen their skills and fundamentals. The players have the help of some of football's biggest names this week, something this particular camp has become known for over the years.
After Clay Matthews of the Packers paid a visit on Sunday evening, Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh made an appearance Monday morning. Suh was the 2010 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year and stressed to the campers that being competitive is the most important thing.
"Football is all about competition," Suh said following his session on Monday morning. "Life is about competition and no matter what you're doing you need to learn how to compete... on the field, off the field and in the classroom."
Suh has certainly practiced what he preaches. After being selected with the second pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, he certainly made the most of his rookies season. Suh's Rookie-of-the-Year worthy season saw the defensive tackle lead the Lions with ten sacks and rank fifth on the squad with 66 total tackles. His sacks total ranked number one among the league's rookies.
The Lions' defensive lineman arrived in Williamsburg on Sunday and spent Monday morning speaking to high school-aged participants of the camp. After that, he joined younger campers at Zable Stadium and ran drills. Suh enjoys making himself available to younger players so they get the chance to interact with somebody they look up to.
The Colonial All-Pro Camp runs through Wednesday and will feature Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rodgers on Tuesday.