After having a breakout season with the Jacksonville Jaguars, former Monticello Mustang Mike Brown is back in Charlottesville and hosting a youth football camp at MHS on Saturday.
"When I was growing up I never had the opportunity to meet any professional football players,' Brown said o his idea for starting an annual camp. "We didn't really have any football camps in the area that I went to, so I just wanted to provide the opportunity to the kids of the community today. I just thought it would be a lot of fun."
Brown's camp is for kids ages 7-13, although as of Friday all of the spots for the camp are full. This is his first time hosting a camp, but he has helped out his teammates at similar youth camps around the country.
"Last weekend I went out to Los Angeles, to Long Beach with one of my teammates, Marcedes Lewis," he said. "He had about 600 kids, it was a blast, all the kids out there competing. They ranged from age seven all the way up from high school, so we had a blast out there, it was a lot of fun."
Brown is coming off his second season as a wide receiver with the Jaguars. He finished the 2013 season with 446 yards and two touchdowns.