William Byrd hosts special lineman camp for football players near and far


While many college players were anxiously awaiting to get a call of a lifetime during this weekends NFL Draft, locally about 150 high school football players were hard at work getting better at William Byrd High School. Head football coach Brad Lutz hosted the "Gary Chilcoat Memorial Lineman Camp." He’s hosted the event in the past but Saturday was the first time it’s ever been local to Southwest Virginia-- at William Byrd. There were upwards of 2 dozen high schools represented including those from Roanoke, Lynchburg and even some coming from the Richmond area. It’s purpose? Three-fold. "Number one: give the players in the Roanoke area and the state of Virginia a chance to come out here and get coached, learn some fundamentals and get away from the weight room for a day and have some fun," Lutz said.