About being invited to the Baltimore Ravens’ extended camp, Lawrence Wilson said:
“Everything is working out.” (HA)
“I didn’t want to give up on my dream.” (HA)
HA Note: “Wilson, a Farrington High graduate, advanced his football career the hard way. He was a reserve nose tackle for the Warriors for two years. He saved enough money to participate in UH’s Pro Day in Carson, Calif.
Until the Pro Day in March, when he impressed more than 50 National Football League scouts with his strength and agility, Wilson did not have an agent.
Wilson’s performance at Pro Day earned him a free-agent contract with the Ravens.
His work at last week’s mini-camp earned him an invitation to the extended camp.”
About how he’s been attending classes at UH and working out with UH strength coaches Tommy Heffernan and Mel deLaura, Wilson said:
“They gave me an idea on what to do.” (HA)
About earning his sociology degree and participating in UH’s graduation ceremony on Sunday, Wilson said:
“I worked hard for this. I’ll be the first one in my family to get one. It’ll be good for my family.” (HA)
Kenny Patton participated in Oakland’s mini-camp and also earned an invitation to their extended camp. Patton said that there are 9 CBs on Oakland’s roster:
“and they can all run. The team speed is definitely there.” (HA)
About how their veterans have been helpful, Patton said:
“Anytime you have a question, they’ll answer it. The veterans are all nice guys. Warren Sapp is a really nice guy.” (HA)
About #1 overall pick JaMarcus Russell, Patton said:
“He’s very nice, very humble. We know his contract will be unbelievable, but he never acted like he was above anybody else. He’s down to earth. He’s trying his best, like the rest of us. The difference is he has a rifle for an arm. He can fling that football.” (HA)