7 NFL Stars Recall the Horror of Their First Pro Training Camp

The first training camp of an NFL player's career is an unforgettable experience. Exhausting practices, mind-numbing meetings, getting dominated by veterans—it all sounds like a nightmare.

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Every football player knows the horror of training camp.

The schedule includes long practices in the brutal heat, endless meetings, conditioning drills, head-spinning playbook installation and multiple two-a-day sessions. No matter what level you play at, camp is an absolute grind. But a rookie's first camp in the NFL? That's a special gauntlet of pain, pressure and exhaustion. With training camps set to kick off around the league in the coming weeks, we decided to gather some memories from NFL stars on their first pro training camp. Spoiler alert: it wasn't much fun.

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Every football player knows the horror of training camp.

The schedule includes long practices in the brutal heat, endless meetings, conditioning drills, head-spinning playbook installation and multiple two-a-day sessions. No matter what level you play at, camp is an absolute grind. But a rookie's first camp in the NFL? That's a special gauntlet of pain, pressure and exhaustion. With training camps set to kick off around the league in the coming weeks, we decided to gather some memories from NFL stars on their first pro training camp. Spoiler alert: it wasn't much fun.

Photo Credit: George Gojkovich/Getty Images, Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images, Christian Petersen/Getty Images, Jamie Squire/Getty Images, Elsa Garrison/Getty Images, Joe Robbins/Getty Images


Topics: FOOTBALL | LARRY FITZGERALD | CLAY MATTHEWS | ANTONIO BROWN | TRAINING CAMP | NFL | ROB GRONKOWSKI | JOEY BOSA | GREG JENNINGS | SLIDESHOW