Registration begins Wednesday for 10th annual Malcolm Butler Football Camp

Published 10:02 am Tuesday, April 30, 2024

One of Vicksburg’s biggest summer events will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year.

Registration for the 10th annual Malcolm Butler Football Camp will begin Wednesday, May 1 at 8 a.m. Registration will be available through

The free football camp is scheduled for July 20 at Vicksburg High School’s Memorial Stadium, from 7:30 a.m. to noon. The camp hosted by former NFL star and Vicksburg native Malcolm Butler is for children in grades 1-12. The camp is split into the Malcolm & Me Camp for children in grades 1-6, and the Malcolm Butler Football Camp for those in grades 7-12.

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Players participate in football drills and learn fundamentals and techniques. At the end of the camp, Butler will speak to campers and sign autographs.

Butler played seven seasons in the NFL from 2014-20 with the New England Patriots and Tennessee Titans. The cornerback won two Super Bowls with the Patriots, including Super Bowl XLIX when his goal-line interception in the final minute sealed a 28-24 victory over the Seattle Seahawks.

Butler played his last regular-season game in 2020 and finished his career with 17 interceptions. He recently announced his retirement from the NFL.

Butler started his football camp in 2015 and has returned to his hometown and alma mater to host it every year since. Nearly 300 young football players from Vicksburg and surrounding areas attend the camp each July.

About Ernest Bowker

Ernest Bowker is The Vicksburg Post's sports editor. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post's sports staff since 1998, making him one of the longest-tenured reporters in the paper's 140-year history. The New Jersey native is a graduate of LSU. In his career, he has won more than 50 awards from the Mississippi Press Association and Associated Press for his coverage of local sports in Vicksburg.

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