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PHOTOS: With third annual football camp in Starkville, Jeffery Simmons continues a week of giving back
Simmons hosted camp Friday-Saturday at Sportsplex
By Austin Frayser/Special to The Dispatch July 11, 2022
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Jeffery Simmons observes Louisville quarterback Xavier Hunt during skill-position drills at the Starkville Sportsplex on Saturday. Simmons hosted a football camp for the third time since being drafted by the Tennessee Titans in 2019. Photo by: Austin Frayser/Special to The Dispatch
Former Noxubee County High School and Mississippi State standout Jeffery Simmons returned to Starkville this weekend to host a two-day football camp at the Starkville Sportsplex. Friday featured campers aged 7-13, while Saturday featured campers aged 14-18. Many local high school players were in attendance.
A skills camp featuring one-on-one competitions between receivers and cornerbacks and pitting linebackers against running backs was held on one field. Quarterbacks from around the area threw to receivers, and Starkville High School junior wideout Braylon “Stonka” Burnside stood out.
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On the other field, offensive and defensive linemen squared off with many top-tier NFL linemen watching, including Simmons, Green Bay Packers guard Elgton Jenkins and Baltimore Ravens guard Tyre Phillips.
Simmons, entering his fourth season at defensive tackle for the Tennessee Titans, continued a week filled with philanthropy after a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday in Macon for Noxubee County’s newly renovated football field house. On Friday morning, Simmons cut the ribbon on a new turf field he paid to install at the Sportsplex.
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