After a year in the National Football League that took him from New England to Chicago, Cre’Von LeBlanc came back home.
The former Glades Central and Florida Atlantic star wanted to do something for the place he grew up, so he held a free youth football camp, called “Strap For It”, that dozens of children attended at King’s Academy on Saturday afternoon.
“I always wanted to give back, wherever I ended up in life,” LeBlanc said. “Me being in the NFL, producing, putting on for the city — it’s only right I give back to the community in the heart of Palm Beach County and bring all the kids together.”
LeBlanc, whose rookie season produced 44 tackles and two interceptions for the Bears, said he thought of the name “Strap For It” in New England, and it followed him to Chicago.
“It just means to me: Nothing was handed to me, nothing was given to me; I never had no handouts, I was never fed with a silver spoon,” LeBlanc said. “Everything in my life, I had to grind for, I had to work for. It took a lot of hard work and dedication, so I just came up with the slogan ‘strap for it.’ ”
Saturday’s camp had several other prominent Palm Beach County college and NFL players helping out, including Park Vista alumnus and former St. Louis Rams running back Tre Mason and former Glades Day and Florida Gators running back Kelvin Taylor.
“It’s a wonderful feeling,” Taylor said. “Just out here with my…
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