Young Superior athletes attend first Roy Lopez Football Camp

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  Several young athletes from Superior had the opportunity to attend a youth football camp this month sponsored by Roy Lopez who plays for the Houston Texans.

  These young elementary and junior high athletes all have connections to Superior and were excited to participate in this skill-building clinic.  The group traveled to the Desert Ridge High School in Mesa to attend the camp hosted by the NFL pro.  There were 300 participants, each received a t-shirt, goodie bag and lunch.  Lopez also taught the participants his signature “Salsa dance” that he does after every sac. 

  Roy Lopez played college football at Western New Mexico University and following an injury was able to play at University of Arizona before becoming a sixth round draft pick to the Houston Texans.  He is a defensive lineman for the Houston Texans.

  Roy is connected to Superior and the greater Copper Corridor area through his great-grandparents, the late Frank (Pancho) and Rosemary Lopez.  Many of the youth attending the clinic from Superior are related to him through his uncles and aunts.

Pictured from left are: First Row: Alan Fox, Zachary Tanner, Calvin Prince.  Second Row: Jesus Gonzales Jr. Carlitos Martinez III, Argel Quiroz III, Mason Fox, David Mendez, David G. Prince.  Back Row: Jayden Lopez, Roy Lopez and Dominic Denogean.

 

 

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