Minnesota Vikings: Antone Exum hosts Bravehearts football camp

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Antone Exum of the Minnesota Vikings took time out of his schedule to host the Bravehearts football camp for kids at Deep Run High School in Virginia.

For the Minnesota Vikings, their search to find a starting safety opposite Harrison Smith will be in full effect this season. One of the candidates for that job is former Virginia Tech defensive back Antone Exum, who recently visited Deep Run High School to host a football camp for kids.

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As stated on the WRIC 8 ABC website, Exum was one of the first individuals contacted when the school decided to create the Bravehearts football camp. Expected to become an annual event, first year head coach Chad Hornik will lead the event and have special guests like Exum, Kendall Gaskins, David Wilson, B.W. Webb,  and Tyrod Taylor.

Exum enjoys several parts of the event, including having the kids be physically active and working to entertain them while passing along some knowledge about the sport of football in the process.

"“They’re sharing their knowledge with the kids, running around,” says Exum Jr. “[David Wilson] is doing back flips, catching balls and stuff. We just really want to give these kids a fun experience.”"

Here is a video from the event as shared by the WRIC TV website:

Judging by the video, this looked like an educational and informative experience for the kids. Not only that, but the mentors on hand seemed to be having fun working with the youngsters and walking them through different phases of the game.

With Exum, there isn’t much surprise that the Minnesota Vikings safety would be on board with this plan. He’s been regarded as one of the friendliest and most down to earth players in the team’s locker room and didn’t hesitate to jump at this opportunity.

"“When I reached out to Antone,” Coach Hornik explained, ”it was great because the minute I did he was just all about it and he’s been on board ever since.”"

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Antone Exum will join the Minnesota Vikings as they attempt to improve upon a 2015 NFL season which saw them win the NFC North. Hopefully, Exum can work hard and earn that starting safety job which has been a thorn in the side of the franchise for several years now.