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Lincoln QB invited to exclusive camp

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Lincoln High sophomore Alex Stewart received one of just 15 invitations extended to incoming junior quarterbacks in Northern California to attend the football camp ˜Air7 QBU' (Quarterback University). This camp, to be held at UC Davis Friday through Sunday, is by invitation-only for athletes who are serious about football and have chosen it as their primary sport. Stewart, 16, is already a veteran at the quarterback position. He has played quarterback in Lincoln for the past seven years, the last two starting for Lincoln's freshmen and junior varsity teams. Stewart will be playing on the varsity squad during the upcoming season, but is realistic about his place on the team. The varsity already has a great returning senior quarterback, he said. It is my goal to gain experience from QBU, learn from unbelievable NFL level coaches, and help the team however I can . . . in preparation for my senior year. Stewart trains during the spring and summer with San Francisco Bay Area quarterback coach Terry Anest to hone his passing mechanics. Stewart also works out at Sports Specific Training in Rocklin to improve his speed and agility. He attends football conditioning daily, a team camp with the high school, a yearly quarterback camp at Brigham Young University, and studies all the quarterback training material he can get his hands on. I am just trying to get better, he said. I think I have a good head for the game and a decent arm. I am working hard to improve my speed and strength, and refine my skills so I can become a more complete player. Stewart uses technology like Helmet Cam (quarterback vision analysis system) and Super Slo Mo Hi-Def Video Analysis (breaks down skills and throwing motion). Some of the high profile instructors at the camp will include former NFL quarterback Steve DeBerg as well as trainers Tom Martinez and Larry Kennan. Martinez is the personal trainer for NFL quarterbacks Tom Brady and JaMarcus Russell while Kennan has trained current or former NFL quarterbacks Eli Manning, Drew Brees, Alex Smith, Jim Plunkett, Jeff George, John Elway and Drew Bledsoe.