Colt McCoy hosts annual football camp in Austin

Colt McCoy coaches a kid during his annual football camp

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The first day of Colt McCoy’s annual football camp kicked off on a balmy Monday.

The former Longhorn is getting set for his sixth year in the NFL and his second straight with Washington. Despite head coach Jay Gruden naming Robert Griffin III the team’s starting quarterback this off-season, after McCoy replaced him for four games in the second half of the season, McCoy re-signed with the team.

“I really feel confident heading back to D.C.,” McCoy said. “I’ve put a lot of thought and time into it during free agency. [I] had some options, but ultimately felt like D.C. is where I wanted to be. I really like our coaches [and] the guys on the team.”

It’s just the second time in his career that McCoy will be with the same team in back-to-back years. He was drafted by Cleveland in 2010, and played for the Browns for three seasons. In 2013 he was with San Francisco, but only played in four games and attempted one pass all season.

“It’s a business, but I still love the game,” McCoy said.

This is the fifth year for McCoy to host a camp in Austin. Former teammates Keenan Robinson and Fozzy Whittaker were on hand to help coach the two-day camp, which was sold out.

“I do have a passion for coming out here with the kids, and being around them and seeing them just learn different parts of the game,” McCoy said. “As they grow up, maybe they’ll appreciate some of the things we did here.”

Part of McCoy’s appreciation for spending time with the kids could come from the fact that his wife just gave birth to his first child, a baby girl born earlier this month.

The camp continues on Tuesday.

 

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