On June 3, Detroit Lions wide receiver, Kalif Raymond (GAC Class of 2012) hosted his first football camp at Spartan Stadium. Head Football Coach Tim Hardy and members of his program volunteered to help with the event as coaches.
During his time at GAC (2009-2012), Raymond was a star receiver for the Spartans and totaled 30 receptions for 511 yards and 9 touchdowns during his high school career. An injury set Raymond back initially, but he was able to continue playing at the College of the Holy Cross where he amassed 4,059 all-purpose yards with 18 total touchdowns during his collegiate career.
Entering the NFL, Raymond went undrafted after the 2016 NFL Draft, and later signed with the Denver Broncos. After bouncing around the league for a few years, Raymond found good landing spots with both the Detroit Lions and the Tennessee Titans. During his NFL career so far, Raymond has caught 114 passes for 1,561 yards and 5 touchdowns.
Youth football players were able to learn proper work habits, techniques, and wisdom from an NFL veteran. We appreciate Kalif Raymond for returning to campus to teach the next generation of football players.