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Photos and video: C.J. Ham returns to Denfeld for youth football camp

A little rain didn't stop the Minnesota Vikings fullback and Duluth Denfeld alumnus from hosting his third C.J. Ham Youth Football Camp in his hometown.

Minnesota Vikings fullback C.J. Ham and kids
Minnesota Vikings fullback C.J. Ham looks on during a drill at the C.J. Ham football camp at Public School Stadium in Duluth on Saturday.
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DULUTH — On Saturday, 350 kids ages 6-14 were registered for the two sessions of the C.J. Ham Youth Football Camp, which included one-on-one instruction and focused on character development, leadership and sportsmanship.

Ham, a Minnesota Vikings fullback and Duluth Denfeld alumnus, led the camp at Public Schools Stadium. All proceeds go to diversity scholarship opportunities in the Duluth area.

Minnesota Vikings fullback C.J. Ham and kids in the rain
As rain fell, Minnesota Vikings fullback C.J. Ham spoke campers during the first session at the C.J. Ham football camp at Public School Stadium in Duluth on Saturday.
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Minnesota Vikings fullback C.J. Ham and kids at a football camp
Minnesota Vikings fullback C.J. Ham addresses the campers before the first session at the C.J. Ham football camp Saturday.
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Young boy participates in a football drill
Nolan O'Leary, 9, carries a football while participating in a drill during the first session at the C.J. Ham football camp at Public School Stadium in Duluth on Saturday.
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Minnesota Vikings fullback C.J. Ham
Minnesota Vikings fullback C.J. Ham gives encouraging comments to a camper participating in a drill during the first session at the C.J. Ham football camp Saturday.
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Tackle wheel in motion
Carter St. Germain, left, a Proctor football player, looks on after sending a tackle wheel into motion while assisting with drills during the first session at the C.J. Ham football camp Saturday.
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Young girl at a football camp
Aubree Pittman, 8, of Cherry, left, looks on after participating in a drill at the C.J. Ham football camp Saturday.
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Minnesota Vikings fullback C.J. Ham and kids
Minnesota Vikings fullback C.J. Ham listens as campers as him questions during the first session at the C.J. Ham football camp Saturday.
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Tackle wheel in motion
A tackle wheel in motion as a camper prepares to make contact with it during a drill in the first session at the C.J. Ham football camp Saturday.
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Assistant holds a tackle wheel
Addison McKay, a Duluth Denfeld football player, holds a tackle wheel while assisting with drills during first session at the C.J. Ham football camp Saturday.
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Young boy gets ready to hit a tackling dummy
Beckett Hansen, second from left, 9, of Superior, sizes up a tackling dummy before participating in a drill during the first session at the C.J. Ham football camp Saturday.
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Minnesota Vikings fullback C.J. Ham
Minnesota Vikings fullback C.J. Ham smiles while posing for a picture before the first session at the C.J. Ham football camp at Public School Stadium in Duluth on Saturday. Ham is a graduate of Duluth Denfeld.
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Related Topics: DULUTHDULUTH DENFELD HIGH SCHOOLMINNESOTA VIKINGSFOOTBALL
Dan Williamson joined the Duluth News Tribune in June 2021 where he's involved in digital content such as video, photos and podcasts. Previously, he worked in television broadcasting as a Sports Director/Anchor at WDIO-TV in Duluth, Sports Director/Anchor in Bismarck, N.D., News and Sports Anchor at KSAX-TV in Alexandria, and Reporter/Photographer/Editor with the syndicated show "Life to the Max" in Eden Prairie. He was also the Development Director for the Duluth Salvation Army. Williamson grew up in Alexandria, graduated from St. Cloud State University and has lived in Duluth since 2012.
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