BOISE-- Many Boise State football players have said that they loved their time spent in Boise as a Bronco. Some choose to live in the City of Trees after their playing careers are over. Others return to the city, even when caught up in the busy schedule of playing in the National Football League. That is the case for a group of former Broncos back in Boise for the weekend.
Over a dozen players have returned to coach and mentor at the annual Gridiron Dreams Football Academy, a two-day football camp for local youth. Some of the players have moved on from football to pursue other careers, while some are still playing in the NFL. But all share the same reason for participating in the camp.
“I think it's just an opportunity to give back to this community,” Arizona Cardinals offensive lineman Daryn Colledge said. “This community has given me so much, it's given the other players so much. It's a community that stood behind us when we were college football players.”
“We really had some great people that sacrificed for us when we were playing at Boise State,” former Bronco Alex Guerrero said. “Whether it was alumni before us, whether it was our coaches, whether it was our parents sending us off, whether it was just our fans. So, it's really just building that sense of community, a sense of passion to follow what you want.”
The two-day camp wraps up on Saturday afternoon.