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NFL Update—June 11, 2014

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NFL Update—June 4, 2014

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NFL Unveils Logos for Super Bowl 50

Break from Roman Numerals Celebrates Historic GameSB 50 national

The National Football League released today logos for Super Bowl 50 slated for Sunday, February 7, 2016 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.

To further elevate and celebrate the historic 50th Super Bowl, the NFL will break for one year its unique tradition of using Roman numerals to identify that season’s championship game.

The NFL will return to Roman numerals for Super Bowl LI, slated for February 2017 at Reliant Stadium in Houston. Roman numerals were first employed for Super Bowl V (Baltimore Colts victory over the Dallas Cowboys in January 1971).

The new Super Bowl 50 logos – one for national use and one for regional – serve as tangible symbols of league’s celebration of the first 50 Super Bowls and a look ahead to the future. Super Bowl 50 will be televised by CBS.

Season-long plans will be announced in the months following Super Bowl XLIX Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ.

NATIONAL LOGO                                                     

While continuing to feature the Vince Lombardi Trophy as the centerpiece of the Super Bowl logo, the use of “50” makes a bold statement about the Super Bowl and the historic 50th game. The gold “50” aligns with the preeminence of the Super Bowl, the silver trophy, and reflects the host region’s historic Gold Rush in the broader setting of the Golden State.

REGIONAL LOGO

The logo design builds on the permanent Super Bowl identity established in 2011 for Super Bowl XLV that positions the Lombardi Trophy with the host stadium. The Super Bowl 50 regional logo features the Lombardi Trophy in front of Levi’s Stadium, the new home of the San Francisco 49ers. Reflected in the gold 50 are some of the iconic landmarks of the San Francisco Bay Area ghosted by the fog.

SB 50 RegionalFrom left to right:

• Transamerica Pyramid

• San Francisco Ferry Building

• Coit Tower

• Golden Gate Bridge

• Redwood trees from the Muir Woods National Monument

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NFL Hosts Eighth Annual “NFL Boot Camp: Broadcasting” June 16-19 at NFL Films

Top NFL Producers & Talent to Instruct Players: CBS’ James Brown to Serve as Host Joined By John Saunders, Ron Jaworski, Kenny Albert & Solomon Wilcots

“Advanced” Curriculum Offered to Five Former Boot Campers

 Players can earn guest hosting opportunity on NFL TV and radio partners in U.K.

Twenty-five current and former NFL players, including DEION BRANCH, BRADY QUINN and AMANI TOOMER will take part in the eighth annual NFL Boot Camp: Broadcasting at NFL Films in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey from June 16-19, the NFL announced today.

The four-day program, directed by the NFL Player Engagement and NFL Broadcasting departments, covers a wide range of topics with on-air and production instructors from each of the NFL’s broadcast partners – CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, NFL Network, SiriusXM, and WestwoodOne Radio. Sessions include hands-on work in areas such as tape study, editing, show preparation, radio production, studio preparation, production meetings, field reporting and game preparation.  Each player will tape segments as a game analyst and as a field reporter and serve as a live guest host on SiriusXM NFL Radio.

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NFL Foundation, NFL Clubs To Fund Athletic Trainers In Underserved High Schools Nationwide

$1 million initiative is part of $25 million committed by NFL Foundation

toward health & safety projects in next 3 years

The National Football League Foundation and NFL teams will fund athletic trainers in underserved high schools nationwide, it was announced today. The announcement was made as part of a White House summit on youth sports safety.

The $1 million program, a collaboration with the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) and the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society (PFATS), is part of $25 million committed by the NFL Foundation over the next three years towards health and safety projects. These projects are in addition to the $45 million the NFL recently announced in support of USA Football and the Heads Up Football program. Other health and safety initiatives include:

  • The Back to Sports program—a collaboration between the NFL, National PTA and American Heart Association/American Stroke Association to host wellness events in NFL markets that educate parents on the rewards of sports participation and provide information on concussion signs and symptoms, hydration and NFL PLAY 60.
  • Field grants to provide new and refurbished places for kids to play safely

“The NFL Foundation is proud to support the important work that will help keep athletes of all levels safer as they play the sports they love,” said Dallas Cowboys Executive Vice President CHARLOTTE JONES ANDERSON, chair of the NFL Foundation. “We are pleased to work with a diverse group of leaders in their respective fields to help advance the important cause of sports safety.”

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Statement by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Malcolm Glazer

Malcolm Glazer was the guiding force behind the building of a Super Bowl-champion organization. His dedication to the community was evident in all he did, including his leadership in bringing Super Bowls to Tampa Bay. Malcolm’s commitment to the Bucs, the NFL and the people of the Tampa Bay region are the hallmarks of his legacy. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Linda, their six children and the entire Glazer family.

NFL Update—May 28, 2014

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Saint Thomas Aquinas High School in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Leads All High Schools with Four Players Selected in 2014 NFL Draft; 239 Schools Represented

With offseason workouts now underway, the 2014 NFL Draft class has experienced its first taste of NFL life.

And while the drafted rookies enter the NFL from a variety of different backgrounds, one thing they generally all have in common is an outstanding experience playing high school football.

A total of 239 high schools contributed to the 256 players selected in the seven rounds of the 2014 NFL Draft on May 8-10, USA Football announced today.

Saint Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida led all high schools with four players selected – LAMARCUS JOYNER (St. Louis, second round), DEZMEN SOUTHWARD (Atlanta, third round), BRANDON LINDER (Jacksonville, third round) and JAMES WHITE (New England, fourth round).

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NFL Media Announces Additional Sponsorship & Distribution Partners for NFL Now

McDonald’s named a presenting sponsor of NFL Now

Amazon and Roku sign on as distribution partners for NFL Now

NEW YORK, NY: The National Football League today announced McDonald’s as the third presenting sponsor of NFL Now, the League’s new digital video service providing fans with the NFL news, analysis and highlights they want across their Internet-connected devices. The NFL also announced new distribution partnerships with Amazon Fire TV & Kindle Fire and the Roku® streaming platform for NFL Now, which is scheduled to launch in August before the start of the 2014 NFL season.


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70 NFL Coaches & Front Office Executives To Participate In Career Development Symposium May 30 – June 1 At Wharton School Of The University Of Pennsylvania

Seventy NFL assistant coaches and front office executives will take part in the annual NFL Career Development Symposium May 30 – June 1 at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, it was announced today.

The three-day program will engage aspiring head coach and general manager candidates through presentations, panel discussions, breakout sessions and networking opportunities with owners, club presidents, coaches, general managers and league executives.

Among the speakers and presenters are Browns owner JIMMY HASLAM; Dolphins owner STEPHEN ROSS; Falcons president RICH MC KAY; Falcons general manager THOMAS DIMITROFF;Broncos general manager JOHN ELWAY;Panthers general manager DAVE GETTLEMAN;Chiefs head coach ANDY REID;Panthers head coach RON RIVERA; Vikings head coach MIKE ZIMMER; and former NFL general manager CHARLEY CASSERLY.

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