FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live)-- We've all heard the saying...small town, big dreams. And for one small town guy, these big dreams are now a reality.
Former Bison star and Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, Carson Wentz, returned to Fargo today for a youth football camp, as well as a benefit softball game.
Two-hundred and fifty kids packed the Sanford Health Athletic Complex at NDSU to catch a glimpse of the home-town hero and learn a little bit about his favorite game.
Wentz said the biggest emphasis for the football camp was making sure the kids had a good time.
"For me, it's just to always tell them just to dream big. Not let circumstances and everything else in life kind of hold them back, or anything else like that."
He said he loves working camps like these and seeing how excited the kids get. He also said it wasn't too long ago he was that kid in the bleachers.
"It's always cool. It's always humbling. The kids are all yelling now. But seeing all the 11 jerseys, it's super humbling, like I said, to just know that I was that kid."
As far as playing in the NFL, Wentz said it just goes to show, it doesn't matter who you are or where you come from. If you can play, you can play.
"I would just always tell myself to keep dreaming big. That's probably one of the biggest messages. Just because, being from North Dakota, you know, people want to write you off," Wentz said. "I was undersized for a while and then I grew quite a bit. So people always want to just write you off and tell you what you can and can't do. I always just want to say believe in myself and believe in what I can do."
Although he's always in football mode, he said he is excited to get back to focusing on training for the season. He added that he is feeling good and healthy.
You can catch Wentz in action on October 13th when he comes to Minneapolis to take on the Vikings.