NEWBERRY — Brandan Davis, former USC Gamecock football player, brought his foundation The Faithful Walk-On to Newberry to host its first football camp on June 28 at Newberry High School.
The camp consisted of 46 children ranging from ages 7 to 18.
Davis started the organization in February 2012 with the publishing of his first book, The Faithful Walk-On. Davis describes the book as his testimony of how he walked onto the Gamecock football team in 2008 by the grace of God.
Davis, 22, graduated from The University of South Carolina with a bachelor of arts degree in religious studies. While attending college he played football for the Gamecocks for three years.
While at the camp, Davids instructed participants to perform high school as well as college level drills.
Tyrese Taylor, 15, said he signed up for the camp to simply better himself in football.
The camp consisted of three phases, including footwork and fundamental skills, the value of an education, followed by Davis’ testimony, which he shared with the group.
Volunteer Jackie Taylor said that it was wonderful turn out.
“We had a very successful turn out. I feel as though with Brandan, he has really put forth a wonderful effort to try to reconnect the church to the community. I feel as if success should not be measured on the number of awards one could achieve but by the number of people one can successfully reach back and bring aboard,” Taylor said. “I feel that Brandan has definitely measured a degree of success in effort to reconnect the church to the community.”
Davis also challenged the athletes to make football and education goals for the upcoming year. He also offers one-on-one workouts for athletes who wishes to go beyond the camp.
For more information contact Davis at 803-553-8026 or BrandanLD17@yahoo.com.