Former Bobcat C.J. Mosley held his first annual football camp at his alma mater Theodore High School Saturday, May 23rd. "I'm pretty much just giving back," Mosley said of spending part of his Memorial Day Weekend at a football camp. "I pretty much grew up in Theodore. I'm originally from Mobile, but I went to Hankins Middle School and Theodore High, so I spent seven good years in this community. I felt like I wanted to give back in my own backyard and give the kids something productive to do on this weekend. We had a great turnout. I didn't know really what to expect because this was my first actual camp I've had on my own. But through my parents' hard work setting everything up with sponsors and through the NFL helping me out, too, I'm really blessed, and I felt the love when I saw all the people out."
"For the younger kids, it's just to have them out doing something fun," Mosley said of the camp, "but for the older guys, it's kind of just getting that exposure. To let them know that even though I'm in the NFL, I'm still back home trying to see our young community do better. I know one family came from four hours away just to come to the camp, so that says a lot. And for the guys who live across the street and in the community that go to different schools, it's not a Rivals camp or anything big like that, but it means a lot to be out there with them."Mosley said being back on C.A. Douglas Field, where he played for the Bobcats, turned back the clock for him.
Mosley said he's already looking forward to next year's camp.
"Pretty much after everything settles down, my family and I will probably talk about where we can go from here," Mosley said. "I want it to be a lot better than what it was, even though it was a great turnout for the first time. But there's definitely a lot that we can improve."