Former Pitt wideout Larry Fitzgerald has started a training camp of sorts for fellow NFL receivers:â†µ
Now entering his seventh NFL season, Fitzgerald has turned into the mentor and turned his hometown into the place to be for professional pass catchers in the weeks before training camp begins in August. With a star-studded list of instructors, Fitzgerald invites players of varying experience to train with him at the University of Minnesota.â†µ
Fitz is a pretty big name himself and considered by many to be the top receiver in the NFL. But the ‘celebrity’ instructors probably help his cause a bit. When you offer the services of guys like Jerry Rice, Michael Irvin, and Cris Carter, many young receivers will be more than happy to cut their Summer vacations a bit short to attend.â†µ
Fitzgerald is part of the new generation of Panthers in the NFL making a big impact. Guys like him, Darrelle Revis, Lesean McCoy, Antonio Bryant, Clint Session, Andy Lee, Jeff Otah, H.B. Blades, Gerald Hayes, and many others are playing integral roles in the NFL.