Former Noles Host Legends Camp + Track and Field Athletes Look For Bid To Junior Olympics

Former Noles Host Legends Camp
Posted at 12:38 AM, Jun 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-23 21:12:47-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL . (WTXL) - Several former Florida State football players have stuck around Tallahassee after graduating, or come back after their NFL careers have ended. Kez McCorvey, a receiver for the Seminoles in the 1990's, is now the head coach at St. John Paul II in Tallahassee, and on Friday, Kez and three of his receiver friends hosted the Noles Legends Camp.

McCorvey was joined by Peter Warrick, EG Green, Andre Cooper, and several other former Seminoles in hosting the camp, which gave the kids one on one instruction to not only make them better players, but better men.

The guys all agree that while it's fun to give back with your best friends by your side, seeing the kids play the game they love? Even better.

"I tell them all the time, we're not smarter than you, we're just older versions," laughed Green. "To pass on some experiences and some knowledge kids, because that's what it's really about. We've had our turn."

"Keep coming back and just keep giving these kids the chance to learn the same things, same techniques, and also seeing guys we've built such camaraderie with over the course of our career at Florida State," added Cooper of the benefits of the camp. "Getting the chance to see EG and Kez again, it's been a long time. All in all, it's been a win win for everybody."

At Florida State, AAU track and field athletes took over Mike Long Track for day one of the Region 9 National Qualifier on Friday.

On the line? A trip to the Junior Olympics. Kids from all parts of the state of Florida will compete at some point this weekend as they look for that bid, and to see all their hard work pay off what makes it fun for those involved.

"It gives you a chance to go against all types of kids from all different areas and they all join together and there's no rifts or nothing," said Cedric Harden, who coaches the Big Bend Striders. "They come together to have fun, but also at the same time compete for something."

"These young athletes train hard. They put a lot of time in, the coaches, the parents, the administrators, they put a lot in," added meet director Alice Sims. "I just had one of my little a girl I mentor come up to me and say coach, I'm going to the Junior Olympics! That's exciting."

The meet runs through Sunday.