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SLIDESHOW: NFL star Roddy White holding youth football camp, honored by SC

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

A former James Island Charter High School wide receiver and now current NFL superstar was honored by South Carolina representatives on Wednesday.

Roddy White, an Atlanta Falcons Pro Bowl wide receiver, was recognized by the South Carolina House of Representatives today for his extraordinary athletic achievements, and accomplishments through his Keep the Faith Foundation.

As a part of Wednesday's honor, June 13 was declared "Roddy White Day" in the state.

White has been in Charleston holding his annual summer football camp at his former high school. The camp, which is part of his Keep the Faith Foundation, is running June 12-15.

Nearly 400 kids are participating in this year's youth football camp. White says having a local athlete helping the kids out is a great motivation for them.

"Any time you can get out here, and come around there and they can touch you, feel you and see you in person it's that much more better for them," says White. "And I wanted to give them those opportunities because I never had those opportunities when I was younger."

White says fellow Falcons teammate Julio Jones, along with Cardinals star wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, are scheduled to be at the camp this week.

White was a four sport letterman in football, baseball, soccer and wrestling while at James Island Charter High School, and played football at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

He was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft, where he has been named to four Pro Bowls.

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