“It was cool earlier; we were going through quarterback stations and just getting out there and talking to them about throwing on the run and handoffs and things that it takes to play quarterback,” Bradford said. “Some of them were pretty excited. It's always cool to see that reaction.”
A little more than two weeks have passed since Bradford was making news for a $500,000 donation to his alma mater, only two years after leaving to play in the NFL. The donation went to the dining hall, which will be known as the Sam Bradford Training Table, in Headington Hall, the new student housing facility planned to open in fall 2013. So far, Bradford hasn't discussed any menu, but he's hoping to add a favorite snack or two.
“The dining facility is something that I really wanted to see improve,” he said. “The older I've gotten the more I've realized how important it is to put the right things in your body. Our eating facility was great when I was here but I always think that there is room for improvement. The better it is, the better chance the athletes here have at playing at a higher level.”
As the sun blazed and the Cupid Shuffle blared from the sound system, some campers danced in line as they waited to run their route, a route thrown to them by NFL quarterback Sam Bradford.