Emmanuel Sanders isn’t just a star receiver on the field, he’s also a star off it when it comes to giving back.
The Denver Broncos wide receiver is currently hosing his second annual youth camp at Northglenn High School, Colorado, allowing young players the chance to learn from one of the best at his position in the NFL.
“At first I would be surprised to have this much love,’’ Sanders told 9NEWS. “But they don’t surprise me, anymore, about the turnout I get from Broncos fans and the Broncos’ community and Denver community. I’m forever grateful. This is awesome.’’
Ahead of his fourth year in Denver, Sanders also spoke about his new training regime. “I was eating bad…but now I’m listening to my body a lot more.
“There’s something about being able to understand your body. What you can put in your body that gives you a burst of energy, or what you put in your body that makes you go to sleep. That’s what I’m understanding more.’’
The 30-year-old is about to begin his eighth season in the NFL and spoke about his direction for the season ahead.
“Not only that my mind has started to slow down,” he added. “It’s something about when you hit 30. You know who you are and you know where you want to go. You have a sense of direction.
“My destination is to try to get to the Super Bowl, try to win Super Bowls and try to go for 1,200, 1,300 yards, and I understand what it takes to get there. And that’s through hard work and dedication.”
Check out Broncos TV’s report below:
The kids loved the camp too:
— Hayes (@hayes_johnston) July 11, 2017
— Mr. Dockter (@MrDockter) July 11, 2017
What an amazing day at the Sanders Camp.. much love to all coaches, Warrior players and campers who made it a great day!!! pic.twitter.com/cJjZVpeiF3
— Brandon Sanders (@coachBSanders18) July 9, 2017
— 9NEWS Sports Denver (@9NEWSSports) July 10, 2017
The Emmanuel Sanders Foundation aims to provide children with financially disadvantaged families with resources and support to reach their full potential and attain a better life.
You can find out more about the foundation’s work on their website.