He’s back! And for the first time, he’s returning as a Buffalo Bill, and not a Cleveland Brown.
Jordan Poyer will be a little here, there and everywhere Saturday, as one of Astoria High School’s most famous graduates has maxed out his schedule for the weekend.
Poyer’s schedule for Saturday includes the return of his youth football camp, 9 a.m. to noon at CMH Field. Then it’s off to Beaverton, where he is lending his name to a 7-on-7 tournament, 3-7:30 p.m. at Mountainside High School.
After staging the youth camp for three years as a member of the Browns, Poyer was unable to hold the camp last year because of a scheduling conflict.
But he’s back as a Bill, running the fourth Jordan Poyer Camp at CMH Field.
“We weren’t able to get him back to town last year, but it’s going to be great to get this going again,” said Astoria football coach Howard Rub. “He’s got a real busy schedule right now, just getting ready for camp.”
Buffalo’s training camp begins July 26 at St. John Fisher College in Pittsford, New York.
In addition, “he’s got a former teammate’s wedding in Portland on Friday, and then scheduled a really busy day with us Saturday, between the youth camp in the morning and the high school tournament in Beaverton that he’s hosting for us in the afternoon.”
The Astoria Fishermen are serving as the host team for the high school 7-on-7 tournament, which will feature schools from Clatskanie to Central Catholic.
“So his day is going to be a little crazy,” said Rub, Poyer’s former coach. “He won’t have a lot of time to visit and sign autographs at the camp, because he has to get on the road and get to Beaverton.”
Astoria Youth Athletics will provide lunch at 11 a.m. for Saturday’s campers at CMH Field, where participants can still register at 8:30 a.m., before the camp begins.
Poyer, a former All-American at Oregon State, will conduct the camp along with current coaches and players on the Astoria High football team.
The camp is for any child entering kindergarten through the eighth grade in the fall of 2018. Cost is $35.
Campers should wear cloth shorts and a T-shirt, and preferably a rubber-molded pair of shoes (metal cleats are not allowed).
Rub said, “We want to say how thankful we are for Jordan to give up his time to give back to our kids and community, and also to our local sponsors of his camp,” including Fultano’s of Warrenton and Astoria, and the Cannery Pier Hotel.