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Michael Phergson and Cambry Gilbert recently participated in the regional Football University camp at Midland.

Local Boys Attend FBU Regional Camp

National camp may be next

Published June 18, 2012 @ 9:16 p.m.

MIDLAND - Post brothers Cambry Gilbert & Michael Phergson had a professional experience at the regional Football University camp in Midland June 8 - 10.

Gilbert will be a high school freshman and Phergson an incoming 7th grader at Post schools.  The two completed and passed an interview process and a performance evaluation prior to invitations to attend the specialty camp which focuses on techniques specific to the player's position.

The boys' outstanding athletic performances earned them qualified selection status and an invite to attend the National FBU camp to be held at Williamsburg, Virginia in July.  "They will join others ranking within the top 15% of youth football players across the country to work with ex-NFL football coaches and players and interact with other outstanding athletes as well as opportunities to be seen by and possibly visit with college scouts," according to PYAG's Director of Programs Becky Justice. 

The FBU web site lists NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team member and former Houston Oiler Billie "White Shoes" Johnson as an instructor for wide receivers.

To attend an FBU regional camp, an athlete must be nominated by people familiar with their talents.  Based on their nominations and past performance records, the brothers were contacted by FBU personnel to complete the interview process.  After that, FBU invited them to the regional camp in Midland.  

The national camp and travel expenses to the four day Virginia camp will cost about $1000 each for the boys to attend according to their mother Tasha Gilbert-Mora.  Gilbert-Mora has set up an account in Cambry and Michael's names at Citizens Bank in order to help the family raise funds to send the boys to the in late July camp. 

Soon the family may announce the date and time of a benefit dinner to aid in getting the boys to Virginia.

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