Former Gamecocks use football to teach life lessons

COLUMBIA, S.C (WACH) - Some former Gamecocks are letting the next generation of football players know there is more to life than throwing a tight spiral or making the perfect tackle.

Former Gamecock defensive lineman Langston Moore held his second annual Eat2Win youth football camp Tuesday at Charlie W. Johnson Stadium in Columbia where the lessons not only focused on proper football technique, but also tips about proper nutrition, healthy living and other lessons that extend to life off the field.

Eat2Win stands for effort, attitude and technique.

"I lost my father my second year at Carolina. Losing one of my biggest fans and examples of strength in my life was a tremendous eye opener," said Moore. "It made me realize no one was immune to the effects of poor health and that being proactive with my own health was paramount to my success on and off the field."

The camp also involved parents and guardians as well by offering health screenings and information from local health professionals.

Former Gamecocks like 2005 first-round NFL draft pick Troy Williamson, linebacker Lance Laury, offensive lineman Cedric Williams, and several other USC and NFL players served as counselors in the one-day camp.