With my first full NFL season in the books, I wanted to kick off my offseason in Guam. Not only is it a place of peace and restoration for me, but I wanted to go back and share with all those on the island who have supported me in my journey. It was an amazing two weeks for myself and my teammate Larry Ogunjobi, who was able to join me in hosting a coaches clinic and four-day youth football camp. As always, I’m so grateful for this island and all the people who have made it feel like a second home.
The first part of my trip was spent visiting schools and businesses, getting to know even better the community of Guam and understanding ways that our B3 Foundation can give back. We visited JFK High School, Anderson Air Force Base Elementary, Carbulido Elementary, DL Perez Elementary, Sanchez High School and University of Guam. We also got to host a meet and greet at Kitchen Lingo.
The second part of our trip consisted of a lot of football. Working with coaches from across the island so they can better teach the fundamentals of offensive and defensive line and then working with you and adult football players on improving those fundamentals. I can’t say thank you enough to Larry for his wealth of defensive knowledge and his eagerness to coach and work with everyone who came. I’m also very grateful for the coaches and athletes who took time to hear from us. As much as we may have taught throughout the week, I’m sure I learned even more from each of you.
As always, we made time for a lot of island fun. We gave Larry a tour of the beautiful southern part of the island, went jet skiing (where I just might have fallen off lol!) ate enough food to feed the island and more.
It’s really important for me to give a special shout out to my Uncle Chuck. He donated shirts for our entire week of camp, an incredible generous contribution. I also want to thank GSPN and Patrick Lujan who every year makes my time in Guam productive and enjoyable.
As my B3 Foundation continues to grow we are so excited to continue working in Guam. Whether it’s developing youth football there or partnering with schools, the possibilities are endless.
Biba guahan! And check out the photos tab for a look at our trip.