2015-2016 National Football League Important Dates

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NFL Names Rod Graves Senior Vice President Of Football Administration & Club Services

Veteran football executive ROD GRAVES has been named senior vice president of football administration and club services, the National Football League announced today.

Graves brings more than 30 years of experience in multiple aspects of the business of football to his position, from scouting to player personnel to football administration.

In his new role within the Football Operations department, Graves will oversee all club and game-related initiatives related to the Competition Committee, general managers and head coaches.  Graves is responsible for the strategic development of coaching, scouting, officiating, and front office personnel, international players and coaches, the Combine series, college relations and the player pipeline.

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NFL & English Premier League’s Tottenham Hotspur Announce Agreement For NFL Games To Be Played In New Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Ten-Year Partnership Includes Playing A Minimum Of Two Games Per Year At Venue

The NFL and Tottenham Hotspur today announced that they have reached agreement for a minimum of two games per year to be played during a 10-year partnership at the English Premier League team’s new stadium in London.

The state-of-the-art stadium, due to open in the summer of 2018, will feature a retractable grass field with an artificial surface underneath that would be used for NFL games.  This innovative field will add greater flexibility in the scheduling of games, with the NFL having its own playing surface for games held at this venue.  This field will be multi-use and capable of hosting other sporting, entertainment and community events.

Both sports will have dedicated facilities ensuring that the new stadium, designed with a focus on atmosphere, will deliver the optimum experience for both teams and fans. It will be one of the most environmentally sustainable in the UK and also include a clear focus on accessibility via public transportation.

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NFL Training Camp Dates & Locations

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Top 10 Players of NFL Network’s ‘The Top 100 Players of 2015′ Announced

Top 10 Players’ Ranking Unveiled Wednesday at 8:00 PM ET & 9:00 PM ET

‘Reactions’ Show Concludes Top 100 Players Annual Series at 10:00 PM ET – No. 1 Ranked Player Joins the Show

NFL Network’s The Top 100 Players of 2015 weekly series concludes Wednesday, July 8 when players ranked No. 10-1 are revealed in two, one-hour episodes at 8:00 PM ET and 9:00 PM ET. This is the fifth consecutive year current NFL players have voted to determine the top 100 players in the NFL.

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SERGEANT JOSEPH WHEATON OF ARIZONA NAMED 2015 NFL-TILLMAN SCHOLAR

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Sergeant Joseph Wheaton OF Arizona NAMED 2015 NFL-TILLMAN SCHOLAR

NFL & Pat Tillman Foundation Salute Wheaton’s Impact in Education

Chicago, IL–The National Football League (NFL) and the Pat Tillman Foundation are proud to announce that Army Sergeant Joseph Wheaton of Phoenix, Ariz. has been selected as the 2015 NFL-TILLMAN SCHOLAR.

In 2010, the NFL and Pat Tillman Foundation established the NFL-Tillman Scholar award to annually honor an individual who exemplifies Pat Tillman’s legacy of service. The scholarship is part of the Tillman Scholars program established by the Pat Tillman Foundation to support educational opportunities for military veterans and their spouses who are committed to a life of service in and out of uniform. As a result, in part from fundraising through the Salute to Service campaign, the Pat Tillman Foundation funds up to 60 scholarships annually for Tillman Scholars to pursue degree programs of their choice in medicine, law, business, government, education, science and the arts. The scholarship covers direct study-related expenses, including tuition and fees, books and living expenses. For the complete release, click Here

NFL Media Adds Reporters Rand Getlin & James Palmer

Getlin Will Be Based in Los Angeles & Cover League-wide Topics

Working out of Denver, Palmer Joins a Growing Network of Regionally Based NFL Media Reporters

Reporters Rand Getlin and James Palmer have joined NFL Media, it was announced today. Both will begin their work for NFL Media on Wednesday, July 1.

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Hyundai Going Pro: Announces Official National Football League Sponsorship

Four-Year Deal Allows Hyundai to Tap into the Passionate Fan Base of the Most Popular Sport in the U.S.

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., and NEW YORK, June 29, 2015 – Hyundai Motor loves sports and has a long history of celebrating fan passion across the globe. In its latest sports marketing venture, Hyundai is now an official automotive sponsor of the National Football League. The NFL has the largest and most avid fan base among U.S. sports, and Hyundai will soon connect this passion with the enthusiasm Hyundai owners have for their vehicles.

“We are huge football fans at Hyundai and feel there is no better venue to reach consumers, increase consideration and tell the Hyundai brand story,” said Dave Zuchowski, president and CEO, Hyundai Motor America. “We can’t wait to show the NFL’s 188 million fans the great design, advanced technologies, dynamic performance and numerous safety features within the Hyundai lineup. The NFL and Hyundai also share a commitment to helping the communities where we do business, another important aspect of our sponsorship.”

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NFL Foundation, National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), Gatorade And Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society (PFATS) Expand Commitment To Fund Athletic Trainers In Underserved High Schools Nationwide

EXPANDED PROGRAM AND NATIONAL CONTEST ANNOUNCED AT NATA’S 66TH ANNUAL CONVENTION

St. Louis, June 24, 2015 – At the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) 66th Clinical Symposia and AT Expo in St. Louis today, the NFL Foundation, NATA, Gatorade and the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society (PFATS) announced the expansion of the athletic trainer outreach program for the 2015-2016 school year, funding additional athletic trainers in underserved high schools nationwide. The groups will contribute more than $2 million to the program, doubling last year’s $1 million contribution, as well as provide educational resources, hydration solutions, equipment and programmatic support.

In August, a nationwide contest will launch to give high schools across the country an opportunity to win funding for athletic trainers to help ensure the safety of their youth athletes. In addition, NFL teams will continue to provide athletic trainers in NFL communities where they are most urgently needed, building on efforts started by the Chicago Bears in 2013 and taken up by 16 NFL teams in 2014. To date, the outreach program is impacting more than 160,000 youth athletes across more than 670 schools nationwide.

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NFL Rookie Symposium Kicks Off Sunday, Sessions To Stress History, Total Wellness, Social & Professional Responsibility

AFC rookies to attend June 21-24, NFC rookies June 24-27

The NFL kicks off its 18th Rookie Symposium on Sunday, June 21, emphasizing the sport’s legacy and tradition of character and leadership, as well as social and professional responsibility. The four-day orientation held at the Bertram Inn and Conference Center in Aurora, Ohio, will introduce the 2015 NFL Draft class to life in the NFL prior to the rookies reporting to training camps next month.

The NFL Rookie Symposium is an orientation for all drafted rookies based on the four core values of the league – Responsibility to Team, Respect, Integrity and Resilience. The symposium includes presentations, videos and workshops on player health and safety, decision making, mental health, substance abuse, finance, building a winning culture and bystander intervention.

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