Monday, June 21, 2021 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Former NFL player and Proviso East football standout Sergio Brown will be returning to his alma mater this summer to host his first-ever football camp. Brown’s camp will be held July 14 through July 17, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., at Proviso East High School, 807 S. 1st Ave. in Maywood. It’s open to young people ages 8 to 18.
“This is the first step in bringing back our football family to Maywood,” said Aaron Peppers, a Maywood trustee who coaches the varsity football team at East. Peppers was also the head coach at East when Brown attended the high school before going off to play at Notre Dame.
Sergio Brown during his tenure with the Buffalo Bills. | Courtesy Buffalo Bills
Brown was signed by the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 2010. He eventually played for the Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Atlanta Falcons and Buffalo Bills before ending his playing career in 2016.
“Sergio has so much history here,” Peppers said. “Him giving back and recognizing where we are in our community is a beautiful thing. We relish the opportunity to share with our kids and to keep this going for as long as possible.”
Peppers said he’ll try to give every young person who wants to participate time to register, but may cut off registration a week before the camp starts.