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LoNeal returns to San Diego!

Discussion in 'San Diego Chargers Hall of Champions' started by robdog, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. robdog

    robdog Code Monkey Staff Member Administrator

    Jun 29, 2009
    By Curtis Egan
    <em>BoltTalk Staff Writer</em>

    <div class="alignright"><a href="http://www.bolttalk.com/images/neal02.jpg"><img class=" " title="Lorenzo Neal" src="http://www.bolttalk.com/images/neal02.jpg" alt="" width="162" height="236" /></a></div>

    13 years in the National Football League (NFL) is quite a feat. Make it 13 years while playing in 221 consecutive games as a wall smashing Full Back (FB) and you get instant hero status on the level of Hercules, Perseus, Cuchulian, and George Washington. Durability does not say enough, and the man I speak of has spoiled Chargers fans everywhere, because very few other FBs will ever fill his shadow. A shadow that is much larger than his 5' 11", 255 pound frame.

    Of course I am speaking of the great Lorenzo Neal, who set the standards for the modern FBs. From 2002 through 2006 Lorenzo gave the Chargers a hard nosed attitude, leadership and charisma. He was a fan favorite from the moment he was announced as being signed.

    Fellow players commented on his leadership, work ethic, strength of character and ability to motivate others. He was a true leader on the field, in the locker room, and a man who works hard and leads by example, according to those who had the honor of playing the game with him.

    Lorenzo not only led on the field however, he leads off the field in the communities. Lorenzo, along with his close friend Major Rogers set up the "Changing a Generation Foundation" The Changing a generation Foundation helps the youth of Fresno learn to set and achieve goals while focusing on getting to college.

    Lorenzo also donates his time and efforts to youth football camps. In these camps he provides instruction to youth from 7 years of age to 18 on team and individual football techniques.

    "The goal of the camp and instructors is to maximize the potential of each young player while giving them an experience they will never forget," Lorenzo says about the camp.

    The camp this year will be held from June 29th through July 2nd at San Diego State University, in San Diego, CA.

    There will be individual and team instruction on both offense and defense. Football newcomers and seasoned players alike will also experience teamwork, self-discipline, selecting the correct role models and how to attain their sports and life potential. Even though this is not an "autograph camp," members of the Chargers will be available for autographs.

    If you would like more information on this event, you can get it and request a camp brochure by calling 1-800-555-0801, or by visiting" <a href="http://www.footballcamps.com" target="_blank">www.footballcamps.com</a>. Space in the camp is limited and registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

    I know as a fan of the game, the team and its players I am always excited to hear about the Chargers, and even x-players making time to give back to the community and interact with people, especially the youth. This is going to be an exciting camp for those lucky enough to attend.

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