Roddy Jones running football camp

Former Georgia Tech A-back Roddy Jones is in the football camp business.

“I’ve always kind of wanted to do one after being a part of them for so long,” he said. “I always wanted to do one and put my stamp on it.”

The Roddy Jones Football Camp will run Monday through Thursday of next week (June 25-28) at Fitzgerald Field in Tucker. It will have conditioning, skills development and competition, as well as talks from Jones and others. He’s hoping former Tech teammates Jonathan Dwyer and Derrick Morgan will make appearances.

“For me, it’s an opportunity to get out and share and to help guys learn and hopefully to show them that there’s more to football than just football,” he said.

Jones hopes to extend it past this summer if the camp does well and perhaps pass on to a younger Tech teammate.

Jones is still working out and hoping for an opportunity to work out with an NFL team but has also begun looking for work. He’s looking for a job in marketing, finance or sales, he said, “but nothing is ruled out.”

The camp is $100. For more information, visit the website.

Ken Sugiura, Georgia Tech blog

42 comments Add your comment

Burdell

June 22nd, 2012
2:02 pm

Run, Roddy, run!

Good luck to Mr. Jones in all of his endeavors…what a great ambassador for the Georgia Tech family.

Thanks for everything!

Burdell

June 22nd, 2012
2:03 pm

Tim the Troll from Toccoa just can’t get enough Georgia Tech coverage! He’s just waiting…chomping at the bit…

Ramblin Man

June 22nd, 2012
2:10 pm

I hope Roddy gets a shot at the NFL. The guy is just a great ambassador for GT.

5150 UOAD

June 22nd, 2012
2:20 pm

Ramblin Man I Hope Roddy doesn’t get in the NFL. I think he could(in the future) be a Great Athletic Director.

5150 UOAD

June 22nd, 2012
2:35 pm

I saying You Got A Purdy Mouth really name calling Tin 4um Toccoa? LOL

5150 UOAD

June 22nd, 2012
2:36 pm

sorry IS and TIM

Rick James

June 22nd, 2012
3:25 pm

Somebody in the NFL shoud give him a shot..

Ken Sugiura

June 22nd, 2012
4:09 pm

i think you’re thinking of someone else.

Joke of the Day

June 22nd, 2012
4:28 pm

“Knock, Knock”
“Who’s There?”
“Tyler Kidney”
“Tyler Kidney, who?
“Tyler Kidney who will destroy your house and assault you if I get through the door”

YellerFeller

June 22nd, 2012
4:30 pm

Wow, I’m sure that kids are lined up to pay $100 to a washed up running back with no NFL experience. If it doesn’t work out I guess he can always fall back on that engineering degree……

FL Jacket

June 22nd, 2012
4:32 pm

Gt45…I think you’re thinking of some other team

FL Jacket

June 22nd, 2012
4:34 pm

“washed up running back with no NFL experience”

Yeller…

How does a guy get NFL experience if he just graduated college and finished his previous collegiate season before the next available NFL season begins? Explain that one to me, genius.

In other news

June 22nd, 2012
4:38 pm

How does a guy get NFL experience if he just graduated college and finished his previous collegiate season before the next available NFL season begins

Once again, who would pay money to attend a camp put on by a just graduated running back? I think that you make my point for me

STFU Troll

June 22nd, 2012
4:48 pm

No, Roddy doesn’t have an engineering degree. What he does (or will soon) is an MBA from a business school ranked higher than the one over in the cesspool.

5150 UOAD

June 22nd, 2012
4:53 pm

Anybody that would try to slam Roddy is totally classless and has never met him or read anything about him or heard him speak or doesn’t understand how hard it is to get a GT BS Degree much less in 3 years and is about to finish his Masters.
Well therr are no more OR’s other than OR the poster is just a MUTT FAN.

5150 UOAD

June 22nd, 2012
4:54 pm

David Pollack makes Roddy Jones look like Einstein’s son.

Jacket Backer

June 22nd, 2012
4:56 pm

Just ignore ‘em guys….Not worth it…Wish Roddy well and Go Jackets!!

5150 UOAD

June 22nd, 2012
5:10 pm

Catching up with D.A. Layne, who earns a college degree at 33…Chip Tower story.

D.A. got a Psychology degree for Phoenix On-Line University. Well You read a book good for you D.A. DWAG.

5150 UOAD

June 22nd, 2012
6:06 pm

He was the greatest Student as i remember coming from Chamblee. It is a difficult school too. the Asians are making all the grades at Chamblee these days and are pushing the other students to be smarter.

5150 UOAD

June 22nd, 2012
6:32 pm

gt45………….WHY?

Camping w/ Roddy!

June 22nd, 2012
8:09 pm

FYI – Roddy just conducted a camp in Social Circle at the request of DeKalb County’s former athletic director and new SC head coach. Over 40 kids attended and loved it! He and Jason Peters worked extensively in the off-season last year training about 50 or so kids on weekends as part of a training program my kid attended. Both of these young men are AWESOME teachers/coaches, and great examples for young athletes.

Ol'JacketFan

June 22nd, 2012
8:34 pm

How in the world can anyone who has a scintilla of brains come in here and be critical of Roddy Jones? Here is a young man who is the epitome of a college athlete, who has and does give back to the community while earning a B.S. and MBA all the while playing football at the Divison One level. I understand partianship but for the life of me I cannot understand the trolls who slam a player simply becuase he played at a school that you’re not a fan of. I wonder what you so called fans would do if this was your son or brother that was being spoken about in such terms. Grow up and develop some manners! I would love for my son and a lot of other young men I know to be able to emulate such a fine young man, the world would be a much better place. Way to go Roddy and Go Jackets!!!!!

CJGaTechalumnus

June 22nd, 2012
8:42 pm

BYOP, Bring Your Own Pads? Definitely BYOCN- Bring Your Own C Note.

UGA supporter

June 22nd, 2012
10:35 pm

From a UGA supporter, Roddy Jones is pure class. He has earned his degree and is a model for other student athletes to follow. I’ve heard a few interviews with Roddy Jones, very impressive young man. I wish him success in life, NFL or not.

Tech Forever

June 23rd, 2012
1:22 am

To clarify some misinfomration above.

1 – Jones was a top student coming out of Chamblee High with no behavioral issues. Chamblee is a magnet school in DeKalb and one of the highest rated HSs in Georgia
2 – I guess paying $100 to learn from Jones is the only option left if you missed out on paying $580 to learn how to pass from Joe Cox at the D.J. Shockley Passing Academy.

Big Ol Stinger

June 23rd, 2012
7:41 am

Anyone critical of Roddy Jones on this blog is a low life piece of sh&^, most likely a fan of the “school” in athens, and in desperate need of a good old fashioned Southern ass kickin.

Student athletes don’t come any better than Roddy Jones.

And yeah, I’m talking to you Gt45 you little piece of sh&^.

Some of you are sad

June 23rd, 2012
10:18 am

Sad and pathetic, that some would make comments abouth the young man. Don’t like tech but it is a great school and the article was about him having a camp. No need to trash the guy.

Beat UGA

June 23rd, 2012
11:04 am

The UGAGERS are still bitter and whining about Rodney’s runs that helped the Jackets pound the ugly mutts on their own field, and allowed some of us to rip out hunks of that stupid hedge, put it between our teeth, and smile for the camera!

Rick James

June 23rd, 2012
12:25 pm

@Beat UGA

The UGAGERS are still bitter and whining about Rodney’s runs that helped the Jackets pound the ugly mutts on their own field, and allowed some of us to rip out hunks of that stupid hedge, put it between our teeth, and smile for the camera
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As a Georgia fan I truly want to wish Roddy well and do think he a deserves a shot at the NFL.I think he will go far in life even without playing in the pros.But understand,Roddy played at Tech four years and his teams lost to Georgia 3 times.Those 3 wins take any sting(no pun)out of his runs in Athens that help beat Georgia..UGA fans here are just slinging the same mud that Tech fans use every chance they get.There are no sacred cows..Get over it.

BLT

June 23rd, 2012
4:34 pm

Roddy Jones is not just a great running back but a first class person. He is an example of all that is right as a student athlete. If people choose to trash him then so be it. These people have obviously never met him or heard him speak. He does not deserve the derision. BUT, if it makes you believe you are “paying back Tech” go ahead. When or if you meet this young man please remember your thoughts and post (hopefully you’ll realize how skewed they are). He will succeed with or without football. Thanks for your time at Tech and the best of wishes Roddy! You are already a WINNER in life. Go Jackets!

dawgs01

June 23rd, 2012
10:46 pm

The guy who said who would pay money for a camp from a guy that was not in the nfl is a freaking idiot. I always tell the kids i work with in any sport to go to as many camps and showcases as you can growing up. That way when they are juniors and seniors in high school and those nike combines and under armour combines are important they will be prepared for the camp instead of intimidated by the pressure of it. You will know what to expect and from going to all those other camps chances are you will be prepared for the events of the camp which makes you confident and yields better results. I have been a coach at a ton of these nike and under armour combines and i am always amazed at some of the kids that are so unprepared. Some of those drills if not practice over and over again are tough to get great times on the first time you do them because their is no muscle memory. One drill i think of is the 5-10-5 i will see kids turn their back when changing directions which is a scratch not touch the line which is a scratch and on and on. Now with all that said if your a great athlete you will be alright, but not everyone is a great athlete but i have trained kids and seen other kids who were unknowns in the recruiting circles blow up over night from posting great numbers at the nike combine. Which is a big deal a scholarship is worth a ton of money no matter what school it is. So when i hear parents or people say something like someone posted earlier it hits a sensitive spot. I am sure roddy jones has valuable info he could give young football players and you never know who is at these camps observing them. Trust me when i say being a NFL player does not mean you are a great football coach or speed coach. I see alot of football players that are fast that hold these speed camps but they dont really know the mechanics of sprinting. The science of it. for example Tom Shaw is one of the best speed coaches out there. I did a baseball combine with him about five yrs ago and at that time he had trained 77 nfl first round draft picks and trained many other athletes in other sports like johnny damon and derek jeter. He is a speed guru when kids get ready for the nfl combine he is one they look up and they look up loren seagrove both hold their combine prep in florida. Both are the best in the business as far as nfl players putting up jaw dropping numbers. Loren traided that defensive tackle out of memphis that weighed like 350 and ran a freaking 4.8 or 4.9 and he trained cordey glenn the kid out of uga that weighed 330 and ran a 4.85 unofficially. Neither loren nor tom played in the nfl or college and they might not have played in high school but they are the godfathers of speed training. So what i am saying is your post about who would pay money for a camp from roddy jones, i would pay just to observe it maybe i could pick up some coaching pointers or drills. You never know which coach or camp is gonna be the one that really reaches a young athlete. that makes him get something that he/she is having trouble with, or they might reach the athlete in another way with other messages like staying in school and keeping away from drugs and the wrong people. You also dont know which coach or camp will make the athlete serious about the sport he or she wants to pursue as a career. I always tell the young athletes to never let negative people get to them or get them down. to usetheir negativity as motivation bc there are so many haters out there and people who are gonna tell you it is impossible to become a professional athlete. i just went on a rant sorry about that

Athens Campus Ninja

June 24th, 2012
11:47 am

Roddy is the real deal. Would not surprise me at all if he tried his hand at broadcasting at some point. Being an NFL pro does not necessarily mean that you will ever be good at imparting your knowledge to others, or be able to instruct, coach or teach fundamentals. dawgs01 pretty much hit the nail on the head.

Not Disappointed!

June 24th, 2012
6:24 pm

Best of Luck Roddy Jones! We are proud of you!

C'MON Man

June 24th, 2012
11:35 pm

@ Rick James. You’re an idiot. Those so called 3 wins do nothing to take the sting out of the 08 win because you guys had every chance to put that game away and you blew it. Tech came back and kicked Georgia’s ass all over sanford and son stadium. It was even sweeter beating a pre season number 1 team and whipping the floor with them in their own backyard. So no, it doesn’t take the sting out of that win. Enjoy beating Tech when you can, you’re suppose to beat them.

GT Girl

June 25th, 2012
11:54 am

Roddy Jones is a great guy and gives back to his community. A hundred $ for his camp would be WELL WORTH it. Most of the camps I heard about kids going to are easily twice that. Go Roddy and Go Tech!

Tech Dropout

June 25th, 2012
1:08 pm

I can’t wait to send my kid to Isaiah Crowell’s football camp where he will learn the true meaning of “BUSSN HEDZ”!!!

Tech Dropout

June 25th, 2012
1:12 pm

I would send my kid to a camp run by Roddy Jones even if he has no NFL experience. It is hard to find young athletes that speak intelligible English nowadays. Roddy is a good role model on how to be a good athlete, speak intelligible English, and intelligent enough to get a good education because sometimes a good athlete can wake up from their NFL dream.

A. Bishop

June 25th, 2012
2:07 pm

@ STFU Troll, get your facts straight before you speak. That Business school from the cesspool is ranked higher than that at North Ave.
http://www.forbes.com/lists/2011/95/best-business-schools-11_land.html

BLT

June 25th, 2012
3:39 pm

A. Bishop, what are you babbling about?
Nevermind, get over yourself and take your meds. Sheez

5150 UOAD

June 25th, 2012
3:42 pm

A. Bishop you are an IDIOT………..You check your FACTS. How many football players get an MBA. That link you provided was for Business MBA’s.

5150 UOAD

June 25th, 2012
3:58 pm

juvenal

June 25th, 2012
4:06 pm

there are camps run by ex-nfl players? what %? guess they could use the $, 80% of them broke……