Woodyard hosts 16 Ways camp

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Former Wildcat Wesley Woodyard, along with several other former UK players, hosted his annual 16 Ways Foundation football camp on Saturday at Lafayette High School.

Woodyard, who signed a 4-year deal with the Titans in March, says he loves coming back to Lexington.

"It's amazing to come back, to feel appreciated here," Woodyard said. "I think the biggest thing for me is just spreading the love for the game of football.

For the first time, Woodyard also provided a cheerleading camp. There are a couple of ideas he hopes the boys and girls take home from the camp.

"The biggest thing is we adopted our anti-bullying program," Woodyard said. "This has been the second year and they're signing posters to stop bullying. I think that's the biggest thing, besides having fun and enjoying the game of football."

Titans rookie linebacker Avery Williamson also helped out with the camp. Williamson was a fourth-round pick out of UK in this year's NFL draft.

"He's coming in and just learning everything he can," Woodyard said of Williamson. "That's what I love about the game of football. You've got to affect the game. With Avery, I'm definitely affecting it in a positive way. One day he's going to be the man somewhere."

"Lots of guys don't get the opportunity to have someone from their school on the same team. The fact that I have him and my old defensive coordinator (Steve Brown), it's good,' Williamson said. "I have somebody to talk to and they can show me the ropes as a rookie."

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