NFL offers fourth annual “Broadcast Boot Camp”

CBS' James Brown (left) and Texans LB Danny Clark at 2009 Broadcast Boot Camp

Twenty-five current and former NFL players will take part in the annual “NFL Broadcast Boot Camp” at NFL Films in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey.

The program, which runs from June 21-24, is directed by the NFL Broadcasting Department and covers a wide range of topics with instructors from each of the NFL’s broadcast partners – CBS, ESPN, FOX, NBC, NFL Network, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, Westwood One Radio, plus local radio and TV.  It will include hands-on work in areas such as tape study, editing, show preparation, radio production, control room operation, studio preparation, production meetings, field reporting and game preparation. 

Of the 65 players who took part in the Broadcast Boot Camp from 2007-2009, 28 have already earned broadcasting jobs as a result of their participation in the program.

“We continue to look for ways to help players develop skills to enhance their NFL and post-NFL careers.  Many of last year’s participants used this program as a career springboard and two have returned (Derek Rackley and Ross Tucker) to help this year’s class,” said NFL Vice President of Labor Policy and Player Development Adolpho Birch. 

Below are complete lists of the players participating and the broadcasting talent and production professionals who will lend their expertise to the program.

Following are the NFL players enrolled in the NFL Broadcast Boot Camp:

Player Team
Adam Archuleta Retired (CHI, STL, WAS)
Jordan Babineaux Seattle
Charlie Batch Pittsburgh
Derrick Brooks Free Agent
Greg Camarillo Miami
Curtis Conway Retired (CHI, NYJ, SD, SF)
David Diehl NY Giants
Marques Douglas Free Agent
Charlie Garner Retired (OAK, PHI, SF, TB)
Reggie Hayward, Jr. Jacksonville
Larry Izzo Free Agent
Ben Leber Minnesota
Ovie Mughelli Atlanta
Player Team
Muhsin Muhammad Free Agent
Ryan Nece Free Agent
Shaun O’Hara NY Giants
Orlando Pace Free Agent
Jeff Saturday Indianapolis
Robert Taylor III Retired (PHI, SEA)
Hollis Thomas Free Agent
Jeremiah Trotter Free Agent
Hines Ward Pittsburgh
Matt Wilhelm 49ers
Brandon Williams Free Agent
Micheal Young Retired (ARI)

With more than 400 years of broadcasting experience, following are the NFL broadcasting talent and production staff who will serve as the Broadcast Boot Camp faculty: 

Name Network
Glenn Adamo NFL
Kenny Albert FOX
Brian Baldinger NFL Network
James Brown CBS
Harold Bryant CBS
Quentin Carter Big Ten Network
Dave Cohen Broadcasting Consultant
Steve Cohen SIRIUS XM Radio
Greg Cosell NFL Films
Howard David Westwood One
Howard Deneroff Westwood One
Ian Eagle CBS
Victor Frank CBS
Rob Gill NFL Films
Ron Jaworski ESPN
Arthur Joseph NFL Network Consultant
Howard Katz NFL
Artie Kempner FOX / NFL Network
Gerry Matalon ESPN
Curt Menefee FOX
Steve Menzel NFL Films
Bud Morgan ESPN Media Consultant
Bob Papa NFL Network
Nick Pavlatos SIRIUS XM Radio
Derek Rackley Big Ten Network/ Comcast
Mike Rosenstein NFL Films
Jay Rothman ESPN
Ray Smaltz FOX
Molly Solomon NBC
Chip Swain NFL Films
Ross Tucker SIRIUS XM Radio

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