Written by Matthew Cannata
Earlier this week on Monday and Tuesday, quarterback Ryan Tannehill held a football camp at Flanagan High School in Pembroke Pines, Florida. The participants were tested for speed, agility and the basics of the quarterback position. Helping facilitate the drills were more than 30 middle, high school and youth coaches.
Tannehill was there and was working directly with the youngsters and even taught a few the basics of a three-step drop, how to execute a play-action fake and ironically, the fundamentals of throwing the deep pass (no word on whether or not all of the quarterbacks at the clinic overthrew their receiver when doing the deep pass drill).
All kidding aside, it’s a great thing for Tannehill to do and in the second year of this camp, he understands the huge impact he makes.
"To see the smiles that they have, the little kids come up to me and tell me how they're a big fan, Dolphins fan and fans of me. It's really humbling just to see the wide range of fans, of not only myself, but for the Dolphins," he said.
While some superstars hold football camps and only make a brief speaking appearance, Tannehill gets down at the youth’s level and is hands-on. Let’s hope that he continues this spirit of teaching and giving back to the community even when he becomes one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL.
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