32 Season Ticket Members to Receive Exclusive NFL Membership Club Draft Experience

For the second year in a row, thirty-two season ticket members, one representing each team, will receive the ultimate NFL Draft experience courtesy of The Membership Club, an NFL league-wide benefits program.

Hand-picked by each club, this special group of fans will help kick off festivities and get behind the scenes access to Draft events in Chicago, starting on Thursday, April 30.

The experience commences with an exclusive invite to the NFL Legends Draft Luncheon at the Hilton Palmer House, presented by Nationwide, featuring an assortment of former NFL players and NFL Nationwide Man of the Year winners.

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NFL, USA Football, GENYOUth and Fuel Up to Play 60 Announce Continued Commitment to Supporting Youth Health & Wellness Through NFL FLAG

One Million New Students Will Get Active Through NFL FLAG Essentials Kits to Boost Activity and Encourage Kids to ‘Play 60’ Nationwide

CHICAGO, Ill. (April 29, 2015) – NFL, USA Football, GENYOUth and Fuel Up to Play 60 today announced the expansion of their commitment to youth health and wellness by giving NFL FLAG Essentials Kits to one million students across 2,500 schools nationwide, including 10 focus cities: Atlanta, Boston, Buffalo, Chicago, Jacksonville, Miami, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Pittsburgh and San Francisco.  The expansion is made possible by a $1 million commitment from NFL Foundation.

The announcement was made by Chicago Mayor RAHM EMANUEL, CEO of GENYOUth ALEXIS GLICK and NFL Commissioner ROGER GOODELL at the 2015 NFL Draft Youth Football Clinic in Chicago’s Grant Park.

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NFL WELCOMES SPECIAL GUESTS TO THE DRAFT

Service Members, St. Jude Patient and Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year to Appear

In addition to the excitement of Draft prospects taking the stage at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, several special guests will also have the opportunity to be a part of the proceedings.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® Pick Announcement

St. Jude patient SAMANTHA JONES will join COMMISSIONER ROGER GOODELL to announce a pick during the third round of the Draft. NFL PLAY 60 is the “official champion of play” at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, helping to give all kids the chance to PLAY 60 and lead active and healthy lives. Sam, 13, from Dunlap, IL, is currently being treated at St. Jude for Ewing sarcoma, a type of bone cancer. She is a Chicago Bears fan. Earlier this year, during the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine, NFL Network host RICH EISEN ran the 11th annual ‘Run Rich Run’ 40-yard dash to benefit the NFL PLAY 60 relationship with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Service Member Recognition

Over the course of Draft week, more than 90 service members will participate in NFL events. A service member from the U.S. Air Force Band of Mid-America will open the Draft by performing the National Anthem on Thursday evening.  She will be joined by wounded warriors from Wounded Warrior Project and eight active-duty service members. A color guard will also be standing during Selection Square during the Anthem.

In addition, Pat Tillman Foundation Scholars and their guests, along with active duty service members from the Army, Air Force, Marines and Navy will be guests at the Draft on Friday for Rounds 2-3. During the third round on Friday, a service member from the Army will announce a Draft pick.

Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Moment

The NFL and the Panthers will recognize THOMAS DAVIS, winner of the 2014 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award presented by Nationwide. Davis will announce the Panthers first round selection.

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2015 NFL Draft Round-By-Round Slots

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2015 NFL DRAFT MEDIA ADVISORY: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29

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2015 NFL Draft Notes

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NFL Network Analyst Mike Mayock 2015 NFL Draft Conference Call — Transcript & Audio

NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock held a conference call today to preview the 2015 NFL Draft. Provided below are a transcript and audio of the call:

Transcript: Mike Mayock 2015 NFL Draft Conference Call Transcript

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2015 NFL Draft Marks Greatest Former Player Participation In Draft History

6 Hall of Fame Members Among 32 Former Legends to Announce Round 2 Selections

As fans nationwide gear up to celebrate future football stars at the 2015 NFL Draft, which will take place from April 30-May 2, the NFL will recognize former Legends throughout the week-long Draft celebration in Chicago. From welcoming prospects to the Draft at The Intro event in Pioneer Court, to announcing Round 2 selections, former players will be celebrated at a variety of Draft festivities.

Thirty-two former players, one representing each team, will be featured for Round 2 presented by Bud Light to announce selections on Friday, May 1 beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University.

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NFL Network’s 2015 NFL Draft Coverage Overview

Below is an overview of NFL Network’s all-encompassing coverage of the 2015 NFL Draft.

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NFL Media Provides Record-Setting Coverage of 2015 NFL Draft From Chicago

NFL Network Provides 79 Hours of Live Draft Week Coverage – Including Record-High 53 Hours of Live Coverage Thursday, April 30 – Saturday, May 2

Round-the-Clock Coverage and Live Streaming Video on NFL.com, NFL Mobile From Verizon, the NFL App on Xbox One & Watch NFL Network

Behind-the-Scenes Access with 16 War Room Cams at Team Facilities – Including the No. 1 Selection, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

College Head Coaches David Shaw, Charlie Strong & Pat Fitzgerald Join Coverage

NFL Media’s coverage of the 80th annual NFL Draft is officially on the clock. With a record-high 53 hours of live coverage of the three-day event, an extensive talent roster of analysts, reporters and college coaches, and 16 draft war room cameras providing behind-the-scenes access, NFL Network, NFL.com, NFL Mobile from Verizon and NFL Now descend upon Chicago as the NFL Draft returns to the city for the first time in 51 years.

The 2015 NFL Draft kicks off with the first round Thursday, April 30 at 8:00 PM ET, followed by Rounds 2-3 Friday, May 1 at 7:00 PM ET and Rounds 4-7 Saturday, May 2 at 12 Noon ET. On Thursday and Friday, the 2015 NFL Draft takes place from the Auditorium Theatre on the campus of Roosevelt University, and from Grant Park on Saturday.

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