MusclePharm 3D Football Camp Will Be Held July 10-12
DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - Jul 10, 2015) - Denver-based MusclePharm Corporation (
"At MusclePharm, we are committed in supporting our youth to live healthier and happier lives. The MusclePharm Football Camp provides a special opportunity for local youth to train from the best athletes in football and learn from their expertise," said Brad Pyatt, founder and CEO of MusclePharm. "We are a Denver-based company and are excited to support our next generation of athletes."
The MusclePharm Football Camp will be held on Friday, July 10 through Sunday, July 12 at Arvada West High School. The camp will be attended by about 150 youth from across the Denver region. MusclePharm recruited top-notch coaches from across the country who will work with local youth to improve their skills.
2015 MusclePharm 3D Football Camp Coaches
Special Guest Coach Johnny Manziel
Jonathan Paul Manziel, known by his nickname "Johnny Football," is an American football quarterback for the Cleveland Browns. He was drafted by the Browns with the 22nd overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft. He was nationally recruited out of high school as a dual-threat quarterback. In 2012, Manziel debuted for the Texas A&M Aggies as a redshirt freshman in Kevin Sumlin's Air Raid offense during A&M's first season in the Southeastern Conference (SEC). He broke numerous NCAA Division I FBS and SEC records, which include becoming the first freshman and fifth player in NCAA history to pass for 3,000 yards and rush for 1,000 yards in a season. At the end of the regular season, he became the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy, Manning Award, and the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award. Manziel was given the nickname "Johnny Football" by fans and students at Texas A&M University before the start of the 2012 season. The nickname is a registered trademark.
Shalon Baker, WR
Shalon Baker is an award-winning Canadian Football League player and was a player/coach in the Arena Football League. In his first season he won the CFL's Most Outstanding Rookie Award. Baker then played with the San Jose SaberCats of the Arena Football League in 1998. For the next seven-years, Baker would catch 261 passes for 3551 yards and 61 touchdowns. He also made 128 tackles and seven interceptions. Baker ended his playing career as the all-time leader in assisted tackles and ranks in the top 10 in nine categories for the San Jose SaberCats. After retiring, he then began his coaching career as the Offensive Coordinator of the World Champion San Jose SaberCats. Under Baker's direction, the 2006 SaberCats became the most prolific offense in the history of the Arena Football League.
David Diaz Infante, OL
David Diaz Infante is a former professional NFL player and current sports analyst. He played for the San Diego Chargers, Denver Broncos, and the Philadelphia Eagles. Diaz-Infante also played in the World League of American Football for the Frankfurt Galaxy, in the Canadian Football League for the Sacramento Gold Miners and in the XFL with the Las Vegas Outlaws.
Tony Graziani, QB
Graziani was a seventh round pick of the Atlanta Falcons in the 1997 NFL Draft. He played for the Falcons for three seasons. During his NFL career, he threw for 999 yards, two touchdowns with eight interceptions. He also had 16 carries for 51 yards. He also had a one-year tenure with the Cleveland Browns, and he played for the Barcelona Dragons, of NFL Europe, in 2000.
Chris Jackson, WR
Christopher "Chris" Jackson is a former Arena Football League wide receiver. He began his football career in junior college at Orange Coast College before moving onto Washington State Cougars. In 1996 and 1997, Jackson was a starter for the Cougars and was considered a favorite target of Ryan Leaf. After going undrafted in the 1998 NFL Draft, he signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and spent the season on their practice squad. Following his stint in Tampa Bay, he spent three seasons split with the Seattle Seahawks and Tennessee Titans. In 2000, Jackson signed with the AFL's Los Angeles Avengers for three seasons. He was named the AFL's Rookie of the Year and totaled 3,255 yards, 238 catches and 67 touchdowns.
Kawamie Lassiter, DB
Kawamie Lassiter played for the Arizona Cardinals from 1995-2002, San Diego Chargers in 2003 and St. Louis Rams in 2004. He finished his career with 650 tackles, 25 interceptions (two for touchdowns) and four sacks. He was awarded All-Pro and Pro Bowl alternate during 10 years as an undrafted free agent. He then coached some of the top college athletes entering the NFL draft while training at Athlete's Performance. He then coached at Mesa Community College in Mesa, Arizona and was hired as the defensive coordinator.
Thurmond Moore, DL
Coach Thurmond Moore has extensive experience on the defensive side of the ball, including coaching at a dozen collegiate football programs, five NFL stops, one UFL campaign and two NFL Europe seasons. He has also coached two members of the 2006, 2007 & 2009 AFC Pro Bowl squad -- Indianapolis Colt, Dwight Freeney, and Arizona Cardinal, Miami Dolphin and former Pittsburgh Steeler, Joey Porter -- as collegians. Thurmond is presently training NFL future stars JJ Watt, Marcel Dareus, Drake Nevis, Cameron Heyward, Cameron Jordon, Aldon Smith, and Adrian Taylor. Coach Moore has worked with the NFL's Chargers, Rams, Raiders, 49ers and Cardinals.
Lorenzo Neal, RB
Pound for pound, Lorenzo Neal was the preeminent fullback in the NFL. A long-overdue starter in the 2006 Pro Bowl, Neal's credentials speak for themselves. He's been a lead blocker for nine straight 1,000-yard rushers. A veteran of 13 seasons in the league, Neal has distinguished himself with his durability, having played in 192 consecutive regular-season games dating back to the 1994 season.
Zerick Rollins, LB
Zerick Rollins began his coaching career at his alma mater Texas A&M University. After three years, he advanced to the NFL where he spent nine seasons with the Seattle Seahawks. Rollins developed a strong group of backers for the Seahawks which included Lofa Tatupu who went to the Pro Bowl as a rookie. The other backers that were a part of his team were Leroy Hill and Julian Peterson. Rollins' ability to prepare his backers was obvious as the trio led the team with a combined 35 tackles, five hits on the quarterback, two sacks, and one pass defended. For the past four years, he has been training youth age kids with Football University Teaching Academy and training college players for the NFL Combine.
Bryant Westbrook, DB
Bryant Westbrook was drafted in the first round (fifth overall) of the 1997 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions, where he played from 1997 to 2001. He returned his first career interception for a touchdown in 1997 and led the Lions as a rookie with 20 passes defended. After the season, Westbrook was named to the 1997 USA Today All-Rookie team. He suffered a ruptured left Achilles tendon against the Minnesota Vikings in 2000, and was placed on injured reserve. He earned Chuck Hughes Most Improved Player award, as voted by teammates. Despite the premature ending of 2000 season, he registered 52 tackles (43 solo), career-high six interceptions and led team with a career single-season high of 21 passes defensed.
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MusclePharm® is a scientifically driven, performance lifestyle company that currently develops, manufactures, markets and distributes branded nutritional supplements. The company offers a complete range of powders, capsules, tablets and gels. Its portfolio of recognized brands, including MusclePharm® Hybrid and Core Series, Arnold Schwarzenegger Series™ and FitMiss™, are marketed and sold in more than 120 countries and available in over 45,000 retail outlets globally. These clinically-proven and scientific nutritional supplements are developed through a six-stage research process utilizing the expertise of leading nutritional scientists, doctors and universities. MusclePharm is the innovator of the sports nutrition industry. For more information, visit www.musclepharm.com. Follow MusclePharm Corporation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Becky Warren on behalf of MusclePharm