Aaron Ross holds his football camp in Tyler for the 10th year in a row

He's won two Super Bowls, and a BCS National Championship, but former John Tyler Lion, Aaron Ross, has never lost his East Texas roots, and Saturday he hosted his tenth annual football camp in Tyler.

The camp hit its 450 kid registration limit earlier in the week, but anyone who showed up was welcomed to attend.

Ross was joined by former teammates, and as usual, engaged with every athlete he could, challenging and encouraging them throughout the workouts.

Ross moved to Tyler, from San Antonio, during his sophomore year of high school, and excelled with the Texas Longhorns as well as in the NFL.

He is now retired and has a baby boy on the way, and as his life has changed, so has the focus of his rose city football camp.

"This is the 10th year, and the first, about six years, it was strictly football, and and it wasn't true to what football really meant to me.  I've learned so many life lessons off of the field, because of football, so I wanted to incorporate that into the camp, and this year, we finally got to get a few guys, few motivational speakers, to come out and just teach the guys that it's not all about football.  It's about making the right decisions, paying attention, it's doing the little things that will help you grow in life and not just on the football field," said Ross.

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