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The Mike Alstott Football Camp for Kids takes place for four days in Tampa and four days in St. Petersburg. Kids from ages 8 to 17 learn football skills and get to personally meet Mike Alstott. Each year, All Sports Community Service selects young men who are now successful college players to teach alongside the Camp's college coaches. This allows young people to see what can be attained with hard work and a good attitude. It also helps remind the youth that college is the stop between adolescence and the pros.

Thanks to Tyrone Keys, former NFL player, Executive Director of All Sports, this year's camp had a real comeback kid story in Todd Williams.

Todd Williams grew up in a low income, crime strickened area of Bradenton. At age 14, Williams lost his grandmother and that sent him to the streets. Williams lived homeless in a car on the streets of Miami with a friend and stole for food. When that grew old, Williams returned to Brandenton. He stole a car and was arrested. There, Tyrone Keys met him in a halfway house.

"I had always told my grandmother I'd graduate from high school" he said. To make it happen, Williams supported himself through high school with various part-time jobs. Short order cook, bagging groceries and delivering papers. Then, in what can only be described as an act of fate, along came the opportunity that would change his life. Because of a clerical error made during redistricting before his sophomore year, Williams was sent to Bradenton Southeast. "I was supposed to have gone to another school for problem kids," he said. But once he arrived at Southeast, traditionally one of the State's prominent prep football programs, Williams size alone attracted attention from the school's coaches, who eventually convinced him to play his senior season. Despite having never played organized football, Williams performed well enough in his senior season to attract Florida State's attention.

Not only has Williams developed into an NFL prospect, he has also graduated from Florida State University with two degrees, one in Criminal Justice and one in Psychology. This fall he will return to school to begin working on a masters degree.

Williams story is not anymore of a heroes story than most other kids that survive from their rough environments. It's just that his story is being told and it needs to be heard because so many heroes' stories never get told. The beauty of this story, however, is it is a never-ending story. Williams hopes to become an NFL player and plans to open up his own halfway house for kids. Williams says that his grandmother prayed for him and her prayers are finally being answered.