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Marcus Stroud Back In Quitman To Give Back To The Kids

Marcus Stroud Back In Quitman To Give Back To The Kids
Posted at 11:48 PM, Jul 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-21 23:48:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Summertime is all about giving back for big time athletes. Geno Hayes at Madison County, Telvin Smith at Lowndes, Sam McGrew at Wakulla, all have thrown camps over the past couple of months in their hometowns. 

Marcus Stroud joining other big time alums, as he returned to Brooks County High School on Thursday for a Fundamental Football Camp. Stroud helped lead the Trojans to the 1994 State Championship before a stellar career at Georgia. He was drafted 13th overall in the 2001 NFL Draft to Jacksonville.

Stroud had a decade long professional career, making the Pro Bowl three times. He said he frequented Quitman several times during his pro career, throwing camps periodically, but now that it's over, he wants to make the camp a yearly affair.

"Football's very big in this area, and we just want to try to hone in our skills anytime we can," he said. "We want to make Brooks County the best. We want to bring another State Championship back here. I want to be a part of that building process. Just to know there's another potential Marcus Stroud around here, that's enough for me to be able to come back and try to help mold somebody in the footsteps that I took."

Stroud said he's followed the Trojans closely over the years, and said he's hoping for another State Championship in the near future.