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D.J. Swearinger Sr., Trent Williams Spend Weekend Giving Back To Hometowns

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D.J. Swearinger Sr. and Trent Williams spent some of their time off returning to their hometowns to assist others.

Swearinger hosted his second-annual charity basketball game at Benedict College in Columbia, S.C., on Friday, less than two miles from where he played at the University of South Carolina. Swearinger organized the all-star game that consisted of former South Carolina football players, with seven of them playing in the NFL.

All of the profits received with the purchase of ticket sales were donated to the Boys and Girls Club of the Midlands.


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Williams, meanwhile, hosted more than 100 athletes at his fifth annual life and skills camp in his hometown of Longview, Texas, on Saturday. Along with the six-time Pro Bowler giving feedback on blocking technique and training tips, campers also gained knowledge in the running game from veteran NFL running back Chris Ivory.

Other NFL players that assisted Williams with his camp included Travin Howard of the Los Angeles Rams and seven-year pro George Hegamin. Hegamin, who is the current director of scholastic outreach for the NFL Player's Association, inspired campers with a speech that informed them that it takes a tremendous work ethic in the offseason in order to achieve their goals of pro football.

Even though Williams is active in giving back to his community, he is also focused on getting back to full strength before the team's first day of training camp on July 26.

"[Recovering] does a lot for me," Williams said during the Redskins' final day of minicamp. "I've been training so football activities and working out and working on strength, running, all that stuff are totally different things. You don't really know how football is going to feel until you play football but I'm pretty much back to doing everything I was doing before."