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BOOGER MCFARLAND'S annual summer football camp draws youngsters from Franklin and surrounding parishes to spend the day with the LSU and NFL great from Winnsboro. (File photo by Monica Huff)
The Anthony "Booger" McFarland "I Can Wait" Foundation Football Camp will be held Saturday at Franklin Parish High School.
The camp is free for ages 7-18. Registration is at 8 a.m. and the camp will run until 2 p.m.
McFarland, who played in the Super Bowl with the champion Indianapolis Colts two years ago, was injured last year and is currently seeking an NFL team.
"Booger has had a lot going on this summer," said Franklin Parish coach Barry Sebren. "He got married, he's still recovering from the injury and he's looking for an NFL team. But he wants to have this camp. It means a lot to him and to Franklin Parish. Last year it was a big success. We want to keep it in Winnsboro."
McFarland was originally drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 15th overall in the 1999 NFL Draft. He played college football at LSU
McFarland has also played for the Indianapolis Colts. He has won two Super Bowl rings in his career - one with the Buccaneers in Super Bowl XXXVII and another with the Colts in Super Bowl XLI.
McFarland attended Winnsboro High School (Winnsboro, Louisiana) and was a letterman in football. In football, he was a two-time All-District selection and, as a senior, he also was a first team Class 3A All-State selection.
McFarland was drafted in the first-round (15th overall) by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 1999 NFL Draft.
Colts acquired McFarland in a trade with the Buccaneers. He was traded for a second round draft pick in the 2007 draft.
On August 3, 2007, McFarland suffered a severe knee injury, believed to be a torn patellar tendon. He was placed on the Injured Reserve list on August 10, ending his season.