NFL receiver Wes Welker expecting big things from Denver Broncos — and Oklahoma City Thunder

The former Heritage Hall standout was in Oklahoma City on Saturday hosting a youth football camp at Douglass High School.
by Trent Shadid Published: April 5, 2014
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photo - Denver Broncos' Wes Welker throws a ball during the Wes Welker pro camp at Douglass High School in  Oklahoma City., Saturday, April 05, 2014. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
Denver Broncos' Wes Welker throws a ball during the Wes Welker pro camp at Douglass High School in Oklahoma City., Saturday, April 05, 2014. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

Two months removed from playing in the Super Bowl, Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker was glad to be home on Saturday.

The former Heritage Hall standout was in Oklahoma City hosting a youth football camp at Douglass High School. The camp was for participants ages 7-14 who qualify for free and reduced lunch.

“This is home, and I take a lot of pride in that,” Welker said. “Growing up I saw a lot of talent and a lot of kids that just didn’t have the opportunities and the chances to get to play at a school like I had. It’s good to come back and show these kids that they have a chance and they can do good things for themselves. It’s just been a really cool thing to come back and do.”

Since suffering a 43-8 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl, Welker’s Broncos have been busy this offseason. The team has signed big name free agents Aqib Talib, T.J. Ward, and DeMarcus Ware to help bolster the defense.

Like the 32-year-old Welker, who is now winless in three Super Bowl appearances, the team is focused on doing whatever it takes to win a title next season.

“I’m very excited,” said Welker, who had 778 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns last season. “All you can really ask for in the NFL is a chance, and I feel like we have a good opportunity ahead of us. It’s going to take a lot of hard work and a lot of commitment from everybody, but I feel like we’ve put ourselves in position to have a good chance.”

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by Trent Shadid
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Trent Shadid is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. He was born and raised in Weatherford, Okla., and attended Weatherford High School. Before joining The Oklahoman, he spent two seasons as an assistant wrestling coach at Weatherford High...
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