Lions WR Nate Burleson, Broncos TE Joel Dreessen, former players Troy Brown & Mark Tauscher selected for post-Broadcast Boot Camp positions
Detroit Lions WR NATE BURLESON and Denver Broncos TE JOEL DREESSEN from the NFL Broadcast Boot Camp Class of 2012 have earned a guest co-hosting spot on SiriusXM NFL Radio this season while former players TROY BROWN (New England) and MARK TAUSCHER (Green Bay) will each spend one regular-season Sunday working on-air for one of the league’s United Kingdom television partners.
The announcement was made today at the conclusion of the NFL Broadcast Boot Camp in Mt. Laurel, NJ, where the four players spent the past four days learning the business from talent, producers and executives from each of the NFL’s broadcast partners. The dates of the all the assignments will be determined closer to the kickoff of the 2012 NFL season.
This marks the first time in the six years of the NFL Broadcast Boot Camp that players were given the opportunity to earn a SiriusXM NFL Radio guest hosting position. Last season former NFL players ROCKY BOIMAN and NICK FERGUSON were selected to serve as studio analysts for an NFL regular-season Sunday on Sky Sports in the U.K. Later in the season, Boiman earned additional game assignments including the Playoffs and Super Bowl for Sky TV and BBC Radio.
The Broadcast Boot Camp is directed by the NFL Player Engagement and NFL Broadcasting departments and covers a wide range of topics with instructors from each of the NFL’s broadcast partners – CBS, ESPN, FOX, NBC, NFL Network, SiriusXM, Dial Global Radio, plus local radio and TV.
Of the 105 players who took part in the Broadcast Boot Camp from 2007-2011, 44 have earned broadcasting jobs as a result of their participation in the program.