Miami Dolphins’ Jarvis Landry: Off-field legacy can be more important than on-field

Change of position in the works? Defensive back Jarvis Landry gets tested by a shifty young receiver at his football camp Saturday. (Hal Habib / The Palm Beach Post)

SOUTHWEST RANCHES — Growing up in Convent, La., Jarvis Landry had no way of knowing he’d get to where he is today.

But he was sure of one thing: If he did, he would do what he’s doing this weekend.

“I promised to myself if I was granted with this platform, I would give back, especially to these kids right here,” Landry said as his weekend-long summer football camp for kids began at Archbishop Edward A. McCarthy High in Southwest Broward.

[RELATED: From free to $8,000, NFL players’ camps are a growing hobby/business]

The second annual camp is attracting roughly 200 kids.

“In my neighborhood, this never happened,” said Landry, adding his goal is “not only to leave a legacy on the field, but off the field. I think that’s more important.”

Landry not only got a chance to view life on the other side — as a coach rather than a player — but my mid-morning, the burning question of when his contract extension with the Dolphins still had not been uttered from an innocent young face.

“Not yet,” Landry said. “I’m sure that one’s coming, though.”

Why Bobby McCain is trash-talking Miami Dolphins teammates in this photo

Miami Dolphins’ Jarvis Landry “waiting my turn” for new deal

Miami Dolphins: Reshad Jones’ contract advice to Jarvis Landry

Miami Dolphins’ Xavien Howard: I was never 100 percent healthy last season

Miami Dolphins’ QB Ryan Tannehill (knee) declares himself ‘100 percent’

Get Dolphins stories right to your Facebook by liking this page

Reader Comments 0

0 comments