NORFOLK (WAVY) – It’s ironic, and yet, fitting. The most feared defensive back in the NFL may also be the most loved, and these days Kam Chancellor is trying to spread that love to others.
“There’s too much hate in this world. With everything going on, we treat each other with love,” said Chancellor, a Maury High School and Virginia Tech graduate who spent this morning back in Norfolk hosting a free youth football camp.
Joining Chancellor was San Francisco 49ers linebacker Eli Harold and Tennesee Titans receiver Justin Hunter, both of whom graduated from Ocean Lakes High School in Virginia Beach, as well as Redskins linebacker Lynden Trail.
“We care about our community, we care about coming back and we care about giving back,” said Trail, who graduated from Norfolk State. “We care about spending time with [the kids], and it’s not enough to just tell people you care. Actions speak louder than words.”
The camp was an idea spawned a few months back by Harold, who relayed the idea to Chancellor. All four players spent the day teaching fundamentals of football, but also, simply having fun.
It’s impossible to hide the negative headlines around the country these days, so Chancellor wants to spread a positive message to the youth of Hampton Roads. “A lot of people hate others because they’re different. In all reality, we’re all different,” he said.
Spreading love through football.