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MTSU football players help out at camp for kids with special needs

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MURFREESBORO, TN (WSMV) -

Some Middle Tennessee State University football players spent part of their day Thursday visiting a camp for children with special needs called Camp Ability.

The campers took part in some football drills, getting the chance to pass the ball, catch, kick and even score a touchdown and do an end zone dance.

It was hard to tell who had more fun, the kids or the players, and that's just what Blue Raiders football coach Rick Stockstill was hoping for.

"These are special kids to me, to us, not because of their special needs, but because of their heart and smiles. We really enjoy it," he said. "It's a time for these guys and girls to be football players for a day. I really love it, and the players love it."

This is the sixth year for Camp Ability, and MTSU players have been doing this for the past four years.

The camp is run by Christian non-profit group Special Kids, which helps out children with special needs.

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