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NFL player, former Raider returns to host camp

by | Jun 23, 2021 | Sports

Eno Benjamin enjoyed walk­ing back into Wylie Stadium last week, remembering the great times he had with team­mates playing football for the Wylie East Raiders.

The former Wylie East foot­ball player wasn’t here on June 19 to play a football game, though. But he was here to in­spire middle and high school players.

Benjamin, a 2017 East grad who now plays running back for the Arizona Cardinals, over­saw a football camp June 19 at the stadium. It was Benjamin’s first camp, where players per­formed drills and learned some skills to take with them as they prepare for the 2021 season.

“I felt like today’s camp was a great experience,” said Ben­jamin, who played collegiately at Arizona State. “The whole thought process behind it was pouring into guys the same way (I had it) when I was com­ing up in middle school and high school and I had people pouring into me to help me get where I’m at. So, anything that I can do just to be an advocate, to be on these guys’ side, to get them where they want to go, I’m willing to do it. I’m willing to help.”

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By Don Munsch [email protected]

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