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Football camp coached by Minnesota Viking and Verndale Alum

by Trinity Gruenberg

The Midwest Premier Football Youth League held a free football camp at Mahlen Field on July 20.

Promoter JJ Kern brought two special guests to coach the 27 kids on football fundamentals.

Showing up to lend a hand was Verndale Alum Seth Zins who was an NFL/CFL hopeful and college footballer for Central Lakes College, followed by Bemidji, and he also played in the all-star game in Florida.

Also coaching the group of kids was Minnesota Viking Ted Brown who joined the team in 1976 and played for eight years as number 23. He is also in the college football hall of fame as the all-time leading rusher.

“You can achieve whatever you set your mind to. Don’t let anyone tell you what you can and cannot do,” Brown told the kids.

Brown shared he was considered too small to play football. That didn’t stop him from pursuing his dream.

The attendees were excited to meet the legendary Vikings running back and get his autograph. The kids also received a jersey. . .

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