Large turnout for Moreno-Cropper football camp

Third annual Sanger event at Dodson Field draws nearly 200 young campers to receive instruction from professional players and guest pros

Jalen Moreno-Cropper gives words of encouragement to younger campers going through drills at his third annual football camp at Dodson Field in Sanger on June 15. The former Sanger High, Buchanan and Fresno State star, currently on the Dallas Cowboys reserve roster, was joined by some NFL players and former Bulldog teammates. This year’s camp drew nearly 200 youngsters ages 7-13 years. (Jon Earnest)
Jon Earnest
Published June 18, 2024  • 
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SANGER — The third annual Jalen Moreno-Cropper and Friends Football Camp over the weekend proved to again be a popular draw for youth players.

Nearly 200 youngsters ages 7-13 years received instruction from Parlier native and former Sanger-Buchanan and Fresno State star Moreno-Cropper, along with other professional players during a two-hour camp-clinic at Dodson Field east of Tom Flores Stadium on June 15. Joining as instructors were former Fresno State teammates Arron Mosby and David Perales, all members of the 2022 Mountain West championship squad.

Also in attendance were Deuce Vaughn, former Kansas State standout and Moreno-Cropper’s teammate on the Dallas Cowboys; JuJu Hughes, Fresno State alum who formerly played for the Los Angeles Rams; and current Bulldog running back Malik Sherrod.

The youngsters were guided through conditioning and agility drills by the college-pro instructors, getting up-close instruction and pointers. Following the camp, campers were able to mingle with the pros in team building activities and also received a signed photo of the host.

Moreno-Cropper and Mosby, both members of the Apaches’ 2016 Division II section championship team, currently are on the reserve rosters of the Cowboy and Green Bay Packers, respectively. Perales is on the active roster for the Pittsburgh Steelers while Hughes currently is a free agent.

Jon Earnest
Reporter