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(VIDEO) Bahamian NFL Player Devard Darling & M.P. Obie Wilchombe - Interview
Jul 7, 2009 - 4:16:20 PM

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The Bahamas Weekly is pleased to present herewith, an exclusive interview with  Bahamian NFL Football star Devard Darling as he continues his dream and that of his late brother, Devaughn to bring football to the Bahamas, through the Devard and Devaughn Darling Football Camps, presented by his non-profit organization the As One Foundation.

We also present herewith an exclusive interview with one of his major sponsors; M.P. for West End & Bimini, Obie Wilchombe who expresses how, "We have to do all that we can in our country to inspire our youth."

Fellow NFL Players Derrick Martin and Tre Stallings of the Baltimore Ravens, Larry Johnson, Bob Engram and Dwayne Bowe of the Kansas City Chiefs, and Darrius Hayward Bey of the Oakland Raiders, came to assist young athletes with skill development, technique, and the fundamentals of American Football. 

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THE CAMP Dates are as follows:

Grand Bahama July 6th and 7th

New Providence July 10-12


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Devard Darling being interviewed for The Bahamas Weekly and GBI Tourism TV channel 56 locally. Photo: Robbin Whachell

Your browser may not support display of this image.Devard Darling, Kansas City Chiefs, and founder of  the As One Foundation - Speedy wideout enters his second season in Kansas City … Joined the Chiefs as an unrestricted free agent from Baltimore in 2008 … Saw duty in every game a year ago, starting nine contests at wide receiver … Can line up at a variety of positions as a pass catcher and can also contribute on special teams … Registered Kansas City’s second-longest pass play of 2008 when he caught a slant from QB Damon Huard at New England (9/7) and turned it into a 68-yard gain … Has played in 46 games (10 starts) ... Owns 37 receptions for 578 yards (15.6 avg.) with four TDs, as well as 13 special teams tackles and a fumble recovery on special teams.

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Local and visiting coaches stand with Devard Darling (center with mic)to record a Station ID for GBI Tourism TV - channel 56 locally. Photo: Robbin Whachell

Assisting Coaches:

Your browser may not support display of this image.Darrius Heyward Bey, Oakland Raiders - One of the nation's most explosive receivers during his three-year career ... has good size and blazing speed ... earned freshman All-America honors in 2006 and honorable mention All-America accolades in 2007 ... a two-time All-ACC performer ... two-time member (2007-08) of the Biletnikoff Award watch list ... ranks second in school history in career receiving yards (2,089), third in receptions (138), tied for third in TD catches (13) and tied for sixth in 100-yard receiving games (4) ... also 17th in Maryland history in career all-purpose yards (2,403) despite never returning a punt or kickoff ... caught at least one pass in 34 of his last 37 career contests ... posted 228 receiving yards in his three bowl-game appearances ... one of the fastest players in the ACC ... his 40 time of 4.23 in 2006 set the school record among WRs ... surrendered his final year of eligibility to enter the 2009 NFL Draft ... invited to the 2009 NFL Combine. 

Your browser may not support display of this image. Derrick Martin, Baltimore Ravens - Veteran player with a great blend of quickness and athletic ability… Can play both inside and outside … Enters 2008 having played in 24-career games, with 3 starts and has 27-career tackles from scrimmage (24 solo), 8 PD and 2 INTs in those contests … A special teams standout who finished 4th on the team with a career-high 17 special teams tackles and a special teams FR in 2007… 2008: Saw action in 3 games before being placed on Injured Reserve (shoulder) … 2007: Played in 16 games, starting 3 (1st starts of his career) and recorded career highs with 26 tackles, 8 PD, 2 INTs, 17 special teams tackles and a special teams FR  

Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City Chiefs - Dynamic wide receiver should only continue to evolve in his third NFL campaign … Former first-round pick has accumulated more receptions (156) and more receiving yards (2,017) than any other player in his first two seasons in a Chiefs uniform … Earned a spot on USA Today’s All-Joe Team in 2008, which annually recognizes the league’s top blue-collar performers … His 86 catches in 2008 were the highest seasonal total ever accumulated by a Chiefs wide receiver … No other player selected in the 2007 NFL Draft can top his reception tally, while only Detroit WR Calvin Johnson (2,087) has more receiving yards over that two-year span … Posted 12 TD catches from 2007-08, tying for the second-highest total by a player in their first two years with Kansas City. Only WR Otis Taylor (13 in ‘65-66) had more … Fearless competitor isn’t afraid to go across the middle … A determined runner after the catch who led all NFL receivers with 15 broken tackles according to STATS, LLC 

Larry Johnson, Kansas City Chiefs - Ruggedly intense competitor has earned a reputation as one of the NFL’s most powerful performers since joining the Chiefs as a first-round draft choice (27th overall) in 2003 … Enters his seventh campaign in Kansas City in 2009 … Punishing two-time Pro Bowler owns a Chiefs record with 30 career 100-yard rushing games … Ranks second on the Chiefs all-time rushing yardage chart with 5,638 yards, needing just 433 more to bypass RB Priest Holmes (6,070) for the top spot in Kansas City annals … Bounced back from an injury-shortened 2007 season to see duty in 12 contests a year ago, leading the club in carries (193), rushing yards (874) and rushing TDs (five) ... Owns three of the four most prolific single-game rushing performances in club history, including the top two outings with a franchise-record 211-yard performance at Houston (11/20/05) and a 201-yard effort vs. Cincinnati (1/1/06)  

Tre Stallings, Baltimore Ravens – Tre' Stallings is an offensive guard for the Kansas City Chiefs, wearing number 61. 2006 is his first year as a pro player. He played in college at Mississippi. Tre' Stallings is 6 feet, 4 inches and weighs 317 pounds. Signed with with Baltimore Ravens in 2009


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