Super Bowl champion Chris Godfrey held his third Football Challenge for youth players on Saturday.
Godfrey, and the coaching staff at St. Joseph High School, welcomed around 100 kids to the Indians' turf field.
The young athletes were put through a combine, skill work and game action. Godfrey recognizes the importance of teaching proper technique at a young age.
"I want them first and foremost to play safe," said Godfrey. His children are both football players, including one son at Ball State. "That's one of the things that we're going to teach the kids today, how to put yourself in a safe position as you play football as hard as you can."
Godfrey was a standout offensive lineman at the University of Michigan, including three trips to the Rose Bowl. He said the Michigan-Notre Dame game, which is ending after the 2014 season, "Was the preeminent sporting event in the Godfrey household."
"It was something we always looked forward to," Godfrey said. "It's going to be a big loss for us and I think it'll be a loss for college football. Hopefully it won't be a loss that will be suffered for too long. Maybe they'll get back on the schedule."
As a professional, Godfrey started at right guard for the New York Giants in Super Bowl XXI. That marked the first Super Bowl championship in team history as the Giants defeated the Broncos 39-20.
Godfrey was coached by Bill Parcells in New York. The Big Tuna will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on August 3rd.