DeMarcus Lawrence returns to Petticoat Junction for youth football camp

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Saturday May 25, 2019

PETTICOAT JUNCTION, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Not many can achieve the success Cowboys' DE DeMarcus Lawrence has. He signed a 5-year, $105 million contract with Dallas just a month and a half ago in April.

Two Pro-Bowl appearances, success in the league, and big money like that can easily go to your head. But not for D-Law. He's choosing to give back to the community that he grew up in.

He's from New Ellenton and played at Silver Bluff before heading to play college ball, eventually landing at Boise State. That's why he returned to Petticoat Junction to teach the next generation what the game is all about.

The City of Dreams Camp is in its inaugural year and Silver Bluff is where Lawrence started molding his own dreams. That's why he wants to inspire the dreams of football's future stars.

"I came from the same upbringing. I didn't have too much of a football background or camps to go to or different things to help my upbringing in football," said Lawrence. "I had to grind it out, you know, coming from down here at the Bluff. It's just truly a blessing to come back and give the community something that I didn't have."

Lawrence capped of the day by gifting the Silver Bluff football team with new Nike gear.