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TJ hosts a skills football camp for youth ages 8-15 every summer in his hometown in the East Bay area of California to honor his roots. The day-long camp allows youth to enhance their football skills with the guidance of current and former NFL athletes and learn drills and practice habits to improve their performance. But the camp is more than teaching football lessons; and it’s about developing attributes that extend beyond the athletic field.


What does it take to “Be A Pro”? During the camp, TJ focuses on lessons of discipline, time management, healthy lifestyle, following directions, and respect. It is at his football camp that he is able to share these important messages. TJ hopes that his message, “Be A Pro,” resonates with the kids long after the camp has concluded and they continue to practice these valued lessons. He understands that the kids come to the camp to enhance their football skills, but he also knows that the life skills that are taught will provide them a winning game plan for life. TJ Carrie Football Camp is free to participants and has served over 1,000 East Bay youth since its inception, and he continues to return home each year to offer this camp.

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The chances of achieving my dream of making it into the NFL were very slim

after my surgery.  It challenged me to how hard I was willing to work

to achieve that dream.



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