Darryl "BAM" Johnson hosts football camp for community youth at his alma mater Camden County Highschool.
April 16th, 2022, NFL Pro Darryl Johnson and Explosive Sports Training Host Bam Camp @Camden County High School. It’s not often NFL players visits their hometown while still at the top of their game and host free camps for the kids. That’s what happened at Camden County High School Saturday morning when Carolina Panthers Darryl "BAM" Johnson came to town to hit the field with kids from throughout the area.
Dundee Dilworth, the founder of Explosive Sports Training, reached out to Bam for support and he was already onboard to provide for the kids in his community. “I was just looking for him to come and meet a couple of the local athletes and put a bug in their ear about what it takes to get next level but he came out and put on, it was kids everywhere!” said Coach Dundee. “He really came and put on a high-quality football camp for the city”
Campers went through a series of drills, with some getting the chance to go one-on-one, but the main event was for the big men. “It was fun going after it with the other bigs" said 12 -year old Malik Holzendorf. “They don't show love to the big men but Bam did”
He had one main message for the campers. “Be great listeners and stay working man,” said Johnson. “There are a lot of people that can play football, but not a lot of people who work for it. You know, you’ve got to be able to put it together. The hardest worker gon beat the most talented every time, and you have to be a great listener and if you can do that, you’re unstoppable.”
Johnson was traded from the Buffalo Bills to the Carolina Panthers this past offseason. He’s looking forward to what lies ahead under new head coach Matt Rhule. “Im Just ready to make some noise, I can feel the energy man, the guys around, Robbie Anderson, the head coach, and I’m very excited. I can’t wait to go out Sunday, Thursday, Monday, whatever day it is and strap my helmet up, and Bam something for the guys. Everybody is ready to see the new and improved Panthers.”
While this is the first camp of this magnitude for Bam and Explosive Sports Training, It wont be the last. They also run a 7v7 travel club and local combines as well as training programs to create exposure and teach the fundamentals of football. For more information on Explosive Sports Training, you can visit their website at explosivesportstraining.com.