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Green Bay Packers’ Burnett attends local youth camp
by Maurice Dixon
July 24, 2014 11:23 AM | 933 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Staff / Maurice Dixon<br>Green Bay Packers safety Morgan Burnett signed autographs for young football players July 17.
Staff / Maurice Dixon
Green Bay Packers safety Morgan Burnett signed autographs for young football players July 17.
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After completing a three-day Locust Grove Football Camp at Warren Holder Park, young and aspiring players got a nice reward last Thursday when Green Bay Packers safety Morgan Burnett signed autographs and took pictures.

“It’s really fun and means a lot to the kids,” Burnett said. “Growing up, I really looked up to a lot of professional athletes and if I had an opportunity to get an autograph even when I used to go to my brother’s game and get a college autograph.

“I was really excited and [that is] something you really cherish,” Burnett said. “That can motivate a kid when he grows up and to be the best at whatever prospective sport he plays. You never know what could inspire him so that is why I always try to give back.”

Burnett’s older brother is Cap Burnett, who used to play for Georgia and is now a member of the Locust Grove football team’s defensive staff.

“I coached against Morgan but his brother got him to come,” Locust Grove coach Clint Satterfield said. “Morgan loves being around the kids especially when it comes to football. He likes to see these kids involved with football so he will do things like this.”

Satterfield coached against Morgan Burnett, who attended North Clayton, during his three-year tenure at Jonesboro.

“One of the things that was attractive for me to come to Locust Grove was their recreation department,” Satterfield said. “They’ve always had great youth football and when they opened the high school up here that was the main attraction.”

Satterfield’s Wildcats will be able to practice with pads Friday.

“We’re going to be very young on defense but I think we are going to be okay,” Satterfield said.

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