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... of all the off-the-field troubles the former Winter Park Lake Howell and UCF star has had to deal with, he met his match on Friday morning at his own first annual Brandon Marshall Camp 19 at Lake Howell.The rest of the Article
His name is Nicholas "Manmar" Roman, a half-pint blur of a 5-year-old who didn't seem to be buying into this whole NFL star thing.
"Manmar, that's just what he calls himself. I don't know why," said his brother, 9-year-old Christian Roman.
Nicholas had gotten a bit out of control and Marshall came over to help restore some organization at the tackle-drill station. Marshall attempted to show Nicholas how to get into a three-point stance, but Nicholas wasn't interested, instead muttering something to Marshall and then running away.
"He just told me, 'Get out of my face,'" Marshall said, laughing with a look of disbelief. Then, as Nicholas started to wreak havoc elsewhere, Marshall ran him down and picked him up, slinging Nicholas around in the air by his legs as the other kids in the group gathered around and laughed.
Which is what the Marshall camps are all about. Fun, football and even food, as he fed the group of 250-300 campers from ages 5 to 16 who braved a steady drizzle to take part in the free, four-hour tutoring session. Some of the 450 players who signed up were kept away by rain.
"It's about giving back," Marshall said. "I've been gone for a couple of years, but it's like I never left. I just wanted to get back and show my face and be a part of the community where I did my thing just like these kids here."
Marshall had a little help from his friends, as well. Former UCF and current NFL players Mike Sims-Walker ( Jaguars), Kevin Smith (Lions) and Darcy Johnson (Rams) showed up to lend a hand and speak to the campers.