Colts’ Jeff Saturday: NFL Broadcast Boot Camp “helped hone skills” for post-NFL TV careers

Colts center Jeff Saturday discussed how the NFL Broadcast Boot Camp helped prepare him for a potential television career after football, Mike Chappell reported in today’s Indianapolis Star.

Saturday was one of 25 current and retired NFL players participating in an immersion course in the broadcasting business in the four-day boot camp last June at NFL Films in Mt. Laurel, NJ.

“They gave you all the different disciplines,” Saturday said. “You prepared for everything and they talked about all the things they felt were important and why they were important. They just helped you hone in on the skills.”

Wrote Chappell: “Participating players were exposed to virtually every aspect of broadcasting a sporting event: interviewing players, writing segments to be read on the air, working as a color analyst and contributing to a game-day studio show.”

Added Saturday, “We got evaluated every day in front of everybody. It was more difficult than I anticipated, but it was a lot of fun.”

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