BOISE - It's fun to reflect on Jay Ajayi's journey to Super Bowl LII this Sunday.
About three years ago, like it was yesterday, Ajayi helped the Broncos roll past Arizona in the Fiesta Bowl. From a Pro Bowl season last year in Miami to being traded in October to Philadelphia, to now being the the face of the Eagles on Super Bowl ads seen around the world.
What a journey it has been.
And to think the City of Trees played such a big role in his next-level success. The Broncos' single-season rushing yards and touchdown record holder was back here in June for his youth football camp, one of numerous visits to his alma mater since being drafted in 2015.
We're looking back at that day in June and what it meant to him to help youth footballers in the Treasure Valley
"I'm excited man, I'm out here, I used to play on this same field and now i'm coaching kids," Ajayi told KTVB in June. "I remember as a kid going to camps such as these and it kind of helped grow my love for the game and I felt it was a good thing to do and be an example for these kids and hopefully grow their love for the game as well.
"I still want them to try and chase their dreams, and maybe it's football, maybe it's something else, but being out here and having fun that's what it's all about."