Andy McCollum of the World
Champion St. Louis Rams,
with several participants at Ricky's Camp.
Ricky's camp met with great success Saturday and Sunday,
July 15th and 16th. Sponsored by Akron's Recreation
Department, the camp saw approximately 100 young people benefitted from this free camp,
representing youth of all ages. We would like to compliment
the City of Akron and Ricky for the work that they did with this
camp. TEAM JAM helped provide some of the volunteers, but
otherwise, all the work was done by Ricky and the Recreation
We also were impressed with the response of so many area role models who volunteered their time
to coach. There were so many, unfortunately a few names
might be omitted, but here is a quick run down on some of those involved.
- Center for the St. Louis Rams
Reggie Langhorne - former receiver for the Cleveland Browns
Robert Davis - North American Boxing Federation Hvywt. Boxing Champ
Darryl McMurray - U. of Pittsburgh football
Dion and Brandon Hayes - U. of Pittsburgh football.
Shane Ladner - Akron U. football, pro prospect.
Demetrius Harris - Walsh U. All-American running back., pro prospect
Tim Murphy - Akron Buchtel running back sensation
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Browns Great Reggie Langhorne with our "future stars"
Ricky Powers shown here at the
Cleveland Browns training camp in 1996.
Ricky is a graduate of both Akron Buchtel HS and the University of
Michigan. While at Akron Buchtel, he led his football team to back
to back state championships as well as being named a high school
All-American. The Dallas Morning News tabbed Ricky the top running
back in the country and both Ohio State and the University of Michigan
pursued Ricky in an intense recruiting battle won by
Michigan. Ricky quickly became a starter and was recognized
as the top freshman in the Big Ten.
Later, Ricky went on to play professionally with the Detroit Lions and
the Cleveland Browns. He also played in the last game in Cleveland
Stadium with the original Browns franchise.
Since then Ricky has also played in the NFL Europe League as well as the
Spring Football League this past year. Some additional information
on his accomplishments have been included through related links at the
bottom of this page.
This is the second year that Ricky has
organized this camp for Akron area youth.
Ricky Powers' Athletic Highlights
Beacon Journal Article -1998
League Highlights - 2000