"Coming back to where it started."
Tony Romo is a man of the people. The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback was in his hometown of Burlington, WI, at his alma mater Burlington High School to run his annual football camp for kids. It's the 14th straight year Romo has returned to run the camp.
Even his sons Hawkins and Rivers got in on the fun.
Before the day was done, Romo, 37, made sure to address the crowd and let them know how much his hometown and high school meant to him throughout his development.
"I remember when I was a kid and how you just wanted to hear the word from a college football player at Whitewater, and you hung onto their every word," said Romo, referencing the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater. For over a decade now kids in Burlington have received that and more with the former NFL star.
Romo retired from the NFL on April 4, marking what could only be called a bittersweet end for Cowboys fans. Now he'll work for CBS as its lead analyst this coming season. As mentioned in the video, it makes coming home for a few days that much sweeter.
Romo finished his NFL career after 14 seasons, passing for 34,183 yards, 248 TDs and 117 INTs.