This summer, senior quarterback Dan Williams (business communication '19) was among some of the nation's best quarterbacks when he served as a college counselor at the Manning Passing Academy in Thibodaux, La.
In its 23rd year, the academy is an annual football camp organized by the famous football Manning family (father Archie and sons Peyton, Eli, and Cooper) that hosts more than 1,200 quarterbacks, running backs, receivers, and tight ends to receive some of the best coaching in the country. Williams was among other notable college quarterbacks—from programs such as the University of Alabama, University of Georgia, University of Missouri, Purdue University, University of Washington, University of South Carolina, and University of Tennessee—who acted as counselors for the youth and high school players in attendance. An invitation to serve as a counselor is generally reserved for the best quarterbacks in the nation—mostly representatives from the NCAA Division I level.
Aside from coaching at the camp, college counselors also had the opportunity to participate in personalized training sessions both on and off the field with the Mannings themselves as well as some of the best quarterback coaches in the country.