Jim's Notebook: Reggie Swinton Makes Push For AAU Youth Football

Reggie Swinton, the Little Rock Central product whose NFL career took him to such stops as Dallas and Detroit as a top return specialist and receiver, has taken over as Arkansas' Amateur Athletic Union director for football. His first order of business will be to build a groundswell of support for AAU youth football (ages 7-12) that would include summer tournaments bringing any AAU clubs from around the country, a potential fall statewide league, and a post-season tournament that would send the state winners on to Orlando, Fla., for the AAU national championships in December. He's getting started early on 2013 with a registration for players on Feb. 2 and a benefit golf scramble at Rebsamen Park Golf Course on March 18.

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