Former NFL player hosting a football camp in Roscoe next week


July 8 - July 11 Football Camp hosted by Peter Konz Cross Park Roscoe Illinois

Former NFL offensive lineman Peter Konz is holding a four-day camp at Cross Park in Roscoe, IL from July 8-11, 2024. The camp is open for ages 7 and up. Register for this special camp opportunity with a former Division 1 All-American and NFL draft pick #55 overall by the Atlanta Falcons. If your player brings a friend, they can get a free gift from NGL Athletics. The cost for the four-day camp is $100.

You can register by sending an email to

Every kid wants to make it to the NFL. At this local football camp, our youth have a chance to work with someone who made it.

Now based in Roscoe, Peter Konz has had a decorated and long relationship with the game of football. Rated as the 30th-best offensive lineman in the nation and the No. 3 player in Wisconsin by, ranked him as the second-best player in the state and the No. 38 offensive lineman in the nation. He was first-team all-state, all-region and all-conference offensive and defensive lineman as a senior, first-team all-state offense, first-team all-region, first-team all-conference, honorable mention all-conference defense and team's most valuable lineman as a junior, first-team all-conference and team's most improved lineman as a sophomore team, captain as a senior, played both ways and totaled 34 tackles and 10 QB sacks in his career, a three-year letter winner in football.

In 2009, Peter Konz was named a first-team Freshman All-American by The Sporting News and was an Academic All-Big Ten selection. Just one year later, Konz was named honorable mention All-Big Ten, Academic All-Big Ten, and placed on preseason watch list for Rimington Trophy (Best Collegiate Center). 2011 saw a Rimington Trophy finalist honor, first-team All-American, and first-team All-Big Ten by the media, honorable mention All-Big Ten by coaches as well as an Academic All-Big Ten selection.

In the 2012 NFL Draft, the 6-5’ 315lb Konz was selected No. 55 overall by the Atlanta Falcons. rated Peter Konz as the premier center in the draft, saying, “Konz looks natural sitting in his stance and swiveling his head to make all the line calls, which is impressive given his uncommon height. He is a smooth athlete who has demonstrated the ability to uncoil his hips into defenders and blow them back to create quick holes in the run game. Konz is a smart player who picks up stunts well and uses his strength and anchor to sit and stall any oncoming bull rushers. He is comfortable to work in fluid motion with his guards when pulling and sealing. He has all the tools to be an elite center for years to come.”

While playing for the Falcons, Konz played in 39 games, starting 28. He was a starter on the Falcons team that lost to the 49ers in the 2013 NFC Championship game 28-24. He played with former NFL MVP Matt Ryan and future Hall of Famer Julio Jones.

Peter Konz's vast football knowledge and techniques will get players better, help them play safer and smarter. For more information about the camp, email

Thanks to Narrow Gate Learning and Peter Konz for information and images used in the story.

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