Byron Bell

Byron Bell

  A free Gridiron Greats Football Camp is scheduled for Saturday at the Greenville SportsPark’s soccer fields.

  The camp features Hunt County products Byron Bell and Justin Rogers, who both played in the National Football League.

  The camp hours are from 8-10 a.m. for ages 7-10 and from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for ages 11-14.

  Bell earned all-state honors in 2006 as an offensive lineman with the Greenville Lions and then played four seasons at the University of New Mexico, starting in 36 games.

 Bell signed with the Carolina Panthers as a free agent in 2011 and wound up starting as a rookie at right tackle for the Panthers. Bell played with the Panthers from 2011-14, then from 2015-16 with the Tennessee Titans, in 2017 with the Dallas Cowboys and in 2018 with the Green Bay Packers. He’s appeared in 102 NFL games, starting in 83.

 Rogers played on state championship teams in 1999 and 2001 with the Commerce Tigers before heading to Southern Methodist University. During his four-year career as a defensive lineman with the Mustangs, Rogers recorded 123 tackles, including 28 for losses and 19 1/2 quarterback sacks. He also forced five fumbles.

  The New England Patriots chose Rogers in the sixth round  of the 2007 NFL draft. He was waived by the Patriots but picked up by the Dallas Cowboys in 2007. Rogers played in 16 games for the Cowboys in 2017 and 15 games in 2008. He finished his NFL career with 35 tackles, mostly on special teams.

  The camp is sponsored by L3 Harris and Jimmie and Tisha Rogers, Justin’s father and stepmother.

  Registration is being conducted online at www.greenvilletx.fun . All participants will receive a free T-shirt.

  For more information about the camp contact the City of Greenville Parks and Recreation Department at 930-457-2994.

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