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Social Recap: Chris Baker Hosts Second Annual Football Camp

Kids around the ages of 9-13 practiced and, of course, danced their way through four hours of Redskins defensive end Chris Baker's second annual football camp at the Prince George's County Sport and Learning Complex on Saturday.

Baker was in charge of corralling them all, but he wasn't alone.

He received help from wide receiver Rob Kelley, linebackers Ryan Kerrigan, Houston Bates, Willie Jefferson and Ejiro Ederaine along with defensive lineman Matt Ioannidis and defensive end Anthony Lanier II. Moral support came from his family members – his wife Jamilla, his daughter Aria and his parents Marion and Jackie, among others.

"It feels great," Baker said. "To see all these kids come out here and work their butt off and just learn from guys like me and my other teammates that came out to show support, it's a great feeling."

Baker said he remembered playing basketball as a young kid and learning from ex-NBA star Marcus Camby at one of his own camps as a kid. The opportunity to pick a professional's brain is what Chris thinks the kids get the most from his camp.  

"We do this for a living every Sunday," Baker said. "We come out here and lay it on the line, so these guys are really enjoying themselves, asking us a lot of questions and getting a lot of good technique out there."

"I feel like I'm obligated," Ioannidis said. "Bake's been great to me since I got here and just kind of taken me under his wing, teaching me some of the things only veterans know. Anything I can do to give back to him and the community I'm all for it."

The kids ran and learned some basic drills and eventually engaged in a dance competition with each other, and then Baker himself.

"I definitely love giving back. It's good seeing the kids. Love being around the kids," Garçon said. "[Chris] does a lot of great things in the community and we definitely want to help him out in everything he's doing to benefit the community." 

Check out more photos and highlights from the day below. 

The support was real love my family #SWAGGYTIME #YOULIKETHAT #HTTR

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Redskins defensive lineman Chris Baker & his foundation hosted the second annual football camp in the DMV at the Prince George's County Sport and Learning complex on Saturday, June 4, 2016.




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