Photo Gallery : Mooney's Camp Of Champions

Jim Tressel came back home to Youngstown where he was the featured speaker at Cardinal Mooney's 5th Annual Camp Of Champions for area youths in grades 3 through 8. A host of other big name coaches/players were on hand as well. After addressing the campers for about 10 minutes, Tressel, as the pictures show, was very accessible to everyone at the camp, posing for pictures and signing autographs.

Photo Gallery : Cardinal Mooney's Camp Of Champions

Jim Tressel speaks with Mooney head coach P.J. Fecko.

In his six years as the head coach, Fecko has led Mooney to state title game the last two years, winning one and losing one.

Ron Stoops, the other Stoops brother, plays a big part in making this annual event a huge success.

Tressel was the main speaker this year.

Former Boardman Spartan, Bernie Kosar, addressed the group as well.

Then the two signed autographs for anyone that wanted one.

Tressel was a big hit with all the young kids... well as the adults.

Even the coaches wanted his autograph. Here Tressel signs a football for Fecko...

...and even the legendary former head coach of the Cardinals, Don Bucci, wanted to get Tressel's autograph on a couple of OSU footballs.

I couldn't pass up taking this photograph.

Former Ohio State captain Bo Pelini was on hand at his alma mater giving Fecko and his staff an assist.

Mark Stoops, an assistant coach for his brother Mike at Arizona, was the only one of the three college-coaching brothers at the camp.

Youngstown State head coach Jon Heacock, pictured on the right with Michael Zordich, represented Tressel's former Penguin team at the camp.

Pete Rekstis, a former star player for Tressel at YSU, is the defensive coordinator on the Kent State staff.

And Reno Ferri, a former star player at Mooney, is the Coordinator of Football Operations at the University of Akron.

Current Mooney players like Ishmaa'ily Kitchen were on hand to help the young players go through drills.

Also lending a hand was Michael Zordich...

...Danny McCarthy...

...and Brandon Beachum.

Two of Ohio's top juniors will be playing on the same offense and defense at Mooney this coming year.

The young Zordich is a chip-off-the-old-block from his dad who went to Penn State before playing in the NFL for 12 years.

Kosar and John Ryan, who played at Pitt, are two of the finest quarterbacks to ever play for, not only Boardman, but the entire Youngstown area.

And finally Devlin Culliver, another former Mooney star and head coach at Painesville Harvey - pictured here with Kosar, brought a large contingent of Painesville youngsters to the camp.

Culliver, in his first year at Harvey, is building his program there from the ground up.

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