ESPN analyst Trent Dilfer walked toward the camera crew that was waiting to interview him. Everyone else cleared out of the way, because Dilfer was livid.
But not for long.
Dilfer, a Super Bowl-winning quarterback and the head coach at the network’s nationally televised Elite 11 quarterback camp, soon spotted 13-year-old Trenton Bourguet across the field.
Trenton jogged across the field, and Dilfer asked him what he had learned that day.
“I told him, ‘I saw a lot of quarterbacks throwing deep and they needed to start checking down and just going through their shorter routes,’” Trenton recalled.
“And he said, ‘Exactly!’”
That was the second-to-last day of the “campetition”, as Dilfer calls it. By then, Trenton, a budding quarterback and soon-to-be 8th-grader at Marana Middle School who attended the high school camp as a guest, had already garnered the respect of Dilfer, a 13-year NFL vet and one-time Pro Bowler.
Dilfer wasn’t the only one.
Read more about Bourguet and the Elite 11 in Sunday's Arizona Daily Star.