Former Central football standout and NFL veteran, Roger Jackson hosted a NFL Combine Instructional camp at Mercer University's Drake Field on Saturday.
Jackson who is the organizer of Motivating Youth Foundation brings this annual event to Macon as a way of giving back to the community that raised him.
Former NFL and College players offered instruction to the campers through football drills that mirror the NFL combine such as the shuttle run, form running and basic blocking and tackling techniques.
Jackson adds, "It's one of those things like when Julius Adams and JT Thomas used to come back when I was a boy and take time out for me. it's the same thing I've been doing for over 35 years, giving back to the kids in the community. It's a neccessity, take for instance Kareem Jackson. He came to our camps when he was a kid, now he's in the NFL. Like I express to the kids earlier. It's not where you start but where you finish."
Kareem Jackson, a graduate from Westside High School in Macon now plays for the Houston Texans. He held his camp last weekend.
The two-hour event held Saturday evening was free for kids, 6-17 years of age. More than 250 athletes participated.