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Ramirez, Vasquez Join Muñoz

Posted Sep 22, 2013

Hall-of-Famer Anthony Muñoz hosted an NFL PLAY 60 Character Camp at Dove Valley.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Sunday afternoon, approximately 300 children aged 9-13 were at the Broncos’ training facility learning from a Hall-of-Famer and two current Broncos offensive linemen.

Anthony Muñoz, who played offensive tackle for the Bengals from 1980-92 was an 11-time Pro-Bowl selection, went to a pair of Super Bowls and was named Offensive Lineman of the Year three times.

Muñoz was enshrined in the Hall of Fame in 1998.

Sunday he was at the Broncos’ Dove Valley headquarters with Louis Vasquez and Manny Ramirez to host an NFL PLAY 60 Character Camp. The one-day, non-contact football camp was designed to positively impact youth through football instruction, focus on exercise and the importance of character.

Ramirez said that when he was a young football player he was nicknamed Muñoz, but didn’t know why. His coaches made him look it up and he figured out that it was a big honor – just as it was to meet him so many years later.

“It’s a privilege,” Ramirez said of meeting Muñoz. “I look at it as another blessing in my life just because of what he’s meant to our culture and what he represents. It’s been amazing.”

The camp – one of 13 around the country – was part of a Hispanic outreach initiative by the NFL that aims to offer the chance to play football to youth.

“One of the initiatives was Hispanic outreach with this camp,” Muñoz said. “Really bringing into the fold not only teaching the game but teaching character. For most of these kids it’s their first exposure to American football.

“That’s the great thing about it. We can use this great game to teach them football and at the same time give them the PLAY 60 message.”

NFL PLAY 60 is the league’s youth health and fitness campaign. The goal is to keep kids active for 60 minutes a day.

The event was conducted in accordance with USA Football’s FUNdamentals curriculum – teaching the basics without contact.

The 2012 Tochito flag football championship team from Coahuila, Mexico – which will be honored pregame Monday night – was a special guest at the event.