Milliner pleased with first football camp

Published 1:00pm Wednesday, July 10, 2013

There are a few more New York Jets fans in Millbrook after the city’s favorite son was drafted into the National Football League.

Joseph Daniels tests his leaping abilities during the first day of the Stanhope Elmore-hosted Dee Milliner football camp.
Joseph Daniels tests his leaping abilities during the first day of the Stanhope Elmore-hosted Dee Milliner football camp.

“This is a once-in-a-lifetime for a high school coach,” said Stanhope Elmore coach Jeff Foshee. “And it’s great to have him here with these kids.”

Dee Milliner, who was one of three straight University of Alabama all-stars drafted in the first round, spent Tuesday morning making his rounds as part of the first Dee Milliner Football Camp at Foshee-Henderson Stadium.

“This is great,” said Milliner. “There’s a lot of kids. I want to see them get out there and have fun. Maybe I can teach them a few fundamentals.”

The 2013 camp featured 57 participants, although Foshee said he was expecting 65. Foshee and Milliner have stayed in contact since his playing days at Stanhope Elmore.

“I asked him if he wanted to help. He’s a good guy,” said Foshee.

Milliner, prior to the start of the camp, spoke to the kids and signed autographs.

“I came to this camp when I was younger,” said Milliner. “It feels really good to see it this year.”

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