EUGENE, Ore-- Football, basketball and track, it didn't matter for former Duck, Jordan Kent. He did it all at Oregon from 2002-2006.
Known for his defense on the court, Kent started 15 games his junior year. He was also a 4-time Track and Field All-American. He also played football for just two seasons before being a sixth round draft pick in 2007.
Kent now owns and runs Edge Combines, a two-day, high school football camp that will make 12-stops in the Northwest this summer.
"I've always had a passion to teach and coach," says Jordan Kent. "I just realized, if I had known this stuff back when i was in high school, I would have been so much further along than I was."
Kent and other coaches will teach techniques and drills they learned at the NFL level.
"For me, what really helped me as a player, was when I saw how hard the professional guys worked," says Kent. "So for me, when I was in Seattle, I got to see Bobby Engram, how technical he was with everything and how hard he worked. It finally taught me, 'Wow, this is how hard I have to work every single day.'"
Kent says his camps will give high school athletes the blue print for success.
"It just comes down to working hard," he says. "If you want to gain exposure, it's not so much going to a camp and just being seen, it's becoming the best player you can."
After three seasons in the NFL, Kent is ready to pass on his knowledge while exploring this latest venture.
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