Weather Forecast


Super freaking: Moss leads NFL parade at Woodbury High School

Former NFL star Randy Moss talks to participants of the Tyrone Carter Elite Training Schools Football Camp on Sunday, May 4, at Woodbury High School. (Bulletin photo by Patrick Johnson)1 / 4
Randy Moss runs players trough a drill at Royals Stadium in Woodbury on Sunday. (Bulletin photo by Patrick Johnson)2 / 4
Players cheer on each other during a drill at the camp. (Bulletin photo by Patrick Johnson)3 / 4
Tyrone Carter coaches players at the camp on Sunday in Woodbury. Carter, a former University of Minnesota All-American and NFL defensive back, began Tyrone Carter Elite Training Schools after retiring from football in 2011. (Bulletin photo by Patrick Johnson)4 / 4

Some big-time football players took to the turf of Royals Stadium this past weekend.

Former Minnesota Vikings stars Randy Moss and David Dixon headlined a list of NFL and collegiate standouts who made a visit to Woodbury High School as part of the Tyrone Carter Elite Training Schools Football Camp on Saturday and Sunday, May 3-4, in Woodbury.

Moss, one of the most prolific wide receivers in NFL history, and Dixon, an NFL offensive lineman for 11 years, were among the coaches who provided hands-on training over the course of the two days to players who came to the camp from all over the metro area.

Carter was an All-American defensive back for the University of Minnesota and went on to play 11 seasons in the National Football League.

Matt Wangsness, a 1996 Woodbury graduate and former teammate of Carter’s at the University of Minnesota, helped organize the event at Woodbury High School along with current Woodbury head coach Andy Hill, who played with Wangsness at Woodbury.

The two-day camp, which was for eighth through 12th graders and cost $300 for roughly 16 hours of training, is new to the Twin Cities. After retiring from the NFL in 2011, Carter started the Tyrone Carter Elite Training Schools and has trained NFL athletes and collegiate athletes around the country preparing for the NFL Combine.

Other former players who coached at the camp included former Vikings’ offensive lineman Everett Lindsey, former NFL linebackers Jay Foreman and Darrell Reid and former Gophers’ wide receiver Ron Johnson.

The Woodbury camp was the inaugural event for TC Elite Training School. In time, Carter hopes to make the camps twice-monthly around Minnesota.

-Patrick Johnson

Patrick Johnson
Patrick Johnson has been the South Washington County Bulletin’s sports editor since 2008. He reports on and oversees coverage of high school and amateur sports in south Washington County and Woodbury. Prior to joining the Bulletin, Johnson worked for other Twin Cities suburban newspapers. He is a University of Minnesota graduate.
(651) 319-4505