For the past three years, Laquon Treadwell has been the face of Ole Miss football.
From the insane touchdowns catches to his beaming smile roaming the sidelines to his devastating leg injury during his sophomore season, Treadwell has been a fan favorite in Oxford, Miss., and across the state.
With less than a month to go before the 2016 NFL Draft, the former Rebels’ wide receiver will be hosting his first football camp for kids ages 6 to 16 in Oxford, and it comes with a bit of a feel-good twist. Treadwell has decided to forego compensation and instead he will instead put that money toward providing 55 scholarships to low income and underprivileged players, according to Davis Potter of the Oxford Eagle.
Treadwell will be in charge of the wide receivers station and will end the four-hour camp with a talk to the 200 campers about the importance of making good grades and choosing the right role models.
The 6-foot-2, 221-pounder is projected to be selected in the first round of the NFL draft. He ended his Ole Miss career with 12 school records, including the most receiving yards in a season (1,153), most touchdown catches in a season (11) and most catches in a career (202).