Excitement Builds Thru Football Summer Camps

Summer Camp Feature

Big Rapids, Mich. - The excitement continues to build for Ferris State University football as evidenced by the Bulldogs' highly-successful summer camp season.

FSU drew nearly 750 prep campers for its summer camp season, which spanned over five days in June and July. The final camp, which was the Elite Twilight Camp last Sunday, drew nearly 250 participants on its own.

"We had a tremendous showing for our camps this summer and it was outstanding to see," said first-year head coach Tony Annese. "We are passionate about Ferris State University and the product we will put on the field this fall and I believe that passion was evident throughout our camp program. The numbers were excellent."

FSU's summer camp offerings included a Show Gun Option Camp in June along with a 7 on 7 Passing Tournament and Big Man Camp in addition to two sessions of the Elite Junior/Senior Twilight Camp. All camps were held on the turf at Top Taggart Field along with the grass practice fields.

The 2012 Bulldog camps provided a unique learning environment with personalized instruction, game simulated exposure and in-depth coaching philosophies.

"The Ferris State camp has certainly helped our football program get a head start to the season," said Morley-Stanwood High School head coach Clark Huntey. "We not only worked on our physical skills that are required, but also we were able to develop a solid football foundation for the upcoming
season."

The Bulldog camps were organized by assistant coach Ryan Brady, who served as the camp director and worked in conjunction with FSU Athletic Camps Coordinator Gary Wendlowsky. The entire Bulldog coaching staff was involved with the effort.

Ferris State will officially begin the 2012 season under Annese on the road with its lone non-league game on Thursday, Aug. 30, at the University of St. Francis (Ill.) in Joliet, Ill.

The Bulldogs' 11-game schedule in 2012 features five home contests at FSU's Top Taggart Field along with six consecutive night games to open the campaign. Ferris State's home opener is scheduled for Sept. 15 when the Ashland Eagles make the trip to Big Rapids to square off against the Bulldogs. Kickoff for the initial home game is slated for 7 p.m. (ET) under the lights.

Season and single-game tickets for the 2012 campaign are currently on sale now. For more information on ticket sales, please contact the FSU Athletics Ticket Office at (231) 591-2888 or visit www.FerrisStateBulldogs.com.

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