Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin inspires kids at free football clinic

Posted at 6:59 PM, Jul 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-10 18:59:58-04

Newport News, Va. - More than 200 kids came out to the campus of Christopher Newport University Friday morning to take part in the 19th annual U.S.A Football Fundamental Clinic.

What better person to learn the game of football from than the head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers Mike Tomlin.

The super bowl winning coach and Hampton Roads native will spend the next two days introducing these kids to the game of football by teaching them basic skills.

"We are talking about working hard, communication and teamwork, the sport of football, but those are good life lessons regardless of what you are talking about. We want to make them a part of everything we do as we talk to these young people today," says Tomlin.

It wasn't long ago that current Steelers, B.W. Webb, Arthur Moats and Shamarko Thomas took part in this camp.

Now there are 30 guys from the 757 area that are currently on NFL rosters.

We asked Tomlin why this area is so special when it comes to the NFL.

"It is great. I know where they come from, I know how they were raised, but more importantly, I am proud to be from this area and represent it in the Nfl week in and week out,” says Tomlin.