ESPN, David Newton
The bank of the hill overlooking Revolution Park was lined with kids wearing white T-shirts with No. 58 on the back.
Seven rows deep and more than 15 rows wide of No. 58 everywhere you looked on Saturday.
"When I say, '1, 2, 3," you say, 'TD,'" said the man warming up the kids for the guest of honor, who makes a living wearing No. 58 for the Carolina Panthers.
The man of the hour was outside linebacker Thomas Davis, better known as TD. He was hosting more than 700 kids for a free football camp on a wet and cool morning as part of a big weekend for his Defending Dreams Foundation.
“Part of playing football and doing what you love, sometimes we have to overcome the elements," Davis began after emerging from the side of the bleachers. “You came out here and it was raining, right? You guys stayed, right?"
“Yes sir," the kids yelled in unison.