NFL star Tyrann Mathieu returned home Sunday to host a football camp at the New Orleans Saints practice facility. The camp was for about 400 campers between kindergarten and 10th grade.
Mathieu said as a way to give back to New Orleans, he wants to host this event every year.
Mathieu gave participants a chance to go one-on-one with him with some of the drills. He believes that being a positive role model is important and he understands that he will be the only example of that for many of the youth from his community.
“You’re able to point out certain kids who are going through some things at home just by the way they talk or the way they may act,” he said. “I think it’s important to put your arms around those kind of kids and try to motivate and inspire them to be the best you can”, said Mathieu.
Tyrann Mathieu plays safety for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Louisiana State University (LSU).