Buckeyes star quarterback C.J. Stroud to work Manning Passing Academy in 2022
Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud will be at the Manning Passing Academy later this week.
Stroud is one of 46 college passers who were selected to serve as counselors for the prestigious camp hosted by one of football’s first families, according to its brochure.
The counselors tutor more than a thousand high school and middle school quarterbacks who are registered to attend, and they include Alabama’s Bryce Young, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner who edged Stroud for the player of the year award last season, as well as fellow Big Ten signal callers Connor Bazelak of Indiana, Penn State's Sean Clifford and Purdue’s Aidan O’Connell.
In addition to working with the younger passers, the counselors go through a skills competition over the four days.
The camp, which has been run by Archie Manning and his three sons, Cooper, Peyton and Eli, for more than two decades, is being held at Nicholls State in Thibodaux, Louisiana, starting Thursday.
Archie told NOLA.com that this year's camp has the largest number of campers, counselors and staff since it began in 1996.
Joey Kaufman covers Ohio State football for The Columbus Dispatch. Contact him at email@example.com or on Twitter @joeyrkaufman.