Hines Ward: Active and retired players get “great opportunity” at NFL Broadcast Boot Camp

Twenty five current and former NFL players are getting an immersion course in the broadcasting business in the four-day NFL Broadcast Boot Camp, which concludes today at NFL Films in Mt. Laurel, NJ.

“A lot of guys want to explore the avenues of life after football so it’s a great opportunity,” Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Hines Ward (above) said in an interview with the Philadelphia Daily News. “You still want to be a part of the game. This is the best way to do it and also get compensated for it.”

Free agent linebacker Jeremiah Trotter, who has played 11 NFL seasons, told the Daily News that he appreciates the education.

“We are getting a lot of information from top-name guys and we’re learning a lot,” Trotter said of the faculty that includes CBS’ James Brown, ESPN’s Ron Jaworski and FOX’s Curt Menefee. “We are getting the opportunity to build our resume, put some tapes up and learn a lot. They are teaching us all aspects of broadcasting.”

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