June 26, 2013 — Morehead State wide receivers coach Andre Woodson is entering his first season as a college football coach.
With his resume of playing as an SEC quarterback at the University of Kentucky, he does know a thing or two about throwing the pigskin.
Woodson held a quarterback camp for a few dozen high school quarterbacks from across the region at MSU’s Jayne Stadium to pass along the knowledge of the game to help the youngsters out in their careers.
“I think it’s a great opportunity for these kids to come out here and learn about playing the position,” Woodson said. “I’m glad to see that we had this type of turnout. I think these guys are getting a lot out of teaching fundamentals and mechanics.”
The high school quarterbacks began the morning with stretches and learning drills from Woodson and several other members of the MSU football coaching staff. From there, they went inside to learn a few things about the Xs and Os of playing the position.
Woodson’s name carries a lot weight throughout the state. Several of the campers know him as the player who helped knock off No. 1 LSU in triple overtime and helped get UK to two straight bowl victories.
“For a lot of these kids, they still know who I am and it makes me realize how old I am,” Woodson said. “It’s a good feeling to give these kids something back and allow them to learn something and get to do something besides being home at watching TV. They’re actually out doing something positive.”
Woodson hopes the success of his first camp only gets better.
“I feel like it’s a great opportunity for me to give back to these kids,” Woodson said. “I think we had a great turnout and hopefully we’ll manage to get a pretty good turnout next year as well as this grows.”
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