‘Elite’ Avery QB Camp May 14

Esteemed quarterback coach and mentor Quincy Avery is coming to Farragut, offering his unique training techniques during a two-part Aerial Assault Quarterback Camp Saturday, May 14, at Farragut High School.

East Tennessee Elite Football & Battle Team Sports have teamed up to offer the inaugural event, which will be held from 9 to 10:35 a.m. and from 11:25 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the high school campus.

The targeted grade levels are sixth through rising high school senior, ET Elite Football founder and FHS alumus Rory Gibbs said. Cost is $350 per athlete.

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Avery, a Minnesota native now based out of Atlanta, “is the premier trainer in the country, coaching well-known quarterbacks, including Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes,” Gibbs said.

Avery also has helped guide Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson, former UT Vol standout Joshua Dobbs and Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields during his coaching and mentoring career. He founded his Quarterback Takeover program in 2015. Prior to that was affiliated with Elite 11.

Gibbs founded the non-profit ETE in 2014 “to grow and promote skill development, sportsmanship and positive self-growth on and off the football field for at-risk and underserved youth in the greater Knoxville community and outlying areas,” the website further stated.

Board members include vice president Troy Fleming of Hardin Valley, former University of Tennessee and NFL fullback who played for the Tennessee Titans, Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos. “It is important to us to help prepare athletes academically and socially, as well as in other ways, for life after football,” Fleming said, as participants must maintain a minimum 2.7 grade-point average, complete at leas 25 hours of community service and attend mentorship meetings.

Limited spots are available for the May 14 event, which offers a special discount to ETE club members.

For more information on ETE, visit www.easttnelite.org.