HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, N.J.– Leonte Carroo flew out of Miami over the weekend so he could lead 75 players through drills at the Gridiron Youth Football Camp in Hasbrouck Heights the next day.
"He looked like he was having more fun than some of the kids," said Hasbrouck Heights offensive coordinator Adam Baeira, who runs the camp.
Carroo, a former Don Bosco and Rutgers standout, was just one of the many scheduled guests.
Later in the day, former National Football League lineman Dave Yovanovits provided a motivational speech, "Coach Bear" said.
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Simms, Cleveland Browns kicker Patrick Murray and former Scarlet Knight signal caller Gary Nova will also be passing along their knowledge, Baeira added.
"I remember when I would work the Don Bosco camps when they were middle school kids," Baeira said. "Then I coached them in high school, and now I'm seeing them give back after all their success. They're a special group of young men. The kids love being around them."
Baeira teamed up with the Anti-Bully Squad , which was created by Denver Broncos kicker and Super Bowl champion Brandon McManus -- a former New York Giant -- and retired music manager Tom Peterson.
Campers are encouraged to take ABS's oath .
Those who take the oath will have a chance to run out of the tunnel, mingle with current and retired players during warmups and attend a free tailgate party before the Giants–Jets preseason game, Baeira said.
To make it even sweeter, they'll also get two tickets to see Gang Green take on the rival Dolphins on December 17.
"I’m extremely excited to have partnered with Tom and Brandon’s organization," Baeira said. "This organization is a great thing that they have created, and it is my pleasure to help them spread the message. As a teacher, I both hear about and deal with issues surrounding bullying often and there's no room for it."
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