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.

Antonio Brown's Near-Death Experience

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Antonio Brown's Near-Death Experience

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is a six-time Pro Bowler and one of the most dynamic offensive weapons in football. But back during his first NFL training camp, he was just a sixth-round pick out of Central Michigan University trying to make the roster.

In a recent interview with ESPN, Brown recounted just how difficult his first pro camp was. "When I was a rookie in training camp, I'd have two-a-days and I was like, 'Damn, I'm about to die.' I came up with a quote: 'The first day of training camp, I thought I was going to die. The second day, I was afraid because I didn't die. And the third day it was like I couldn't die.'"

Lovely.


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