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Barth brothers host kicking camp

Former Hoggard and UNC-Chapel Hill football stars, Connor and Casey Barth, hosted a free instructional kicking camp for kids of all ages Sunday afternoon. Former Hoggard and UNC-Chapel Hill football stars, Connor and Casey Barth, hosted a free instructional kicking camp for kids of all ages Sunday afternoon.
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

Former Hoggard and UNC-Chapel Hill football stars, Connor and Casey Barth, hosted a free instructional kicking camp for kids of all ages Sunday afternoon.

The camp was held at Scott Braswell Stadium at Hoggard High School.

The Barths took the tricks they've learned as kickers on the collegiate and professional level and brought them to youth from around the area.

"I never had an NFL guy to look up to when I was growing up in Wilmington, so for me to come back and let these kids come out here and put a smile on their faces, let them just come out and have some fun for a day," said Connor Barth.

Younger brother, Casey, echoed a similar statement.

The camp featured plenty of kicking and plenty of learning for aspiring athletes like Josiah Eason, a kicker at Laney High School.

"They don't have to do it and I think they want to do it," said Eason. "We look at them like amazing people and like wow."

The brothers say they plan on hosting the camp for years to come.

"When I'm done I'll still be doing it hopefully and it will always be free for the kids to come out here and have a good time," said Connor Barth.

He said his hope is that he can help produce another NFL caliber kicker from the area.

Connor Barth said he will be heading back to the Tampa Bay in a week to continue his career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Casey Barth recently finished up a short stint in the Arena Football League. He said he is in the process of transitioning out of football and into the business world.

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