NFL TO HOST 10th ANNUAL BROADCAST BOOT CAMP MAY 16-19 AT NFL FILMS

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NFL TO HOST 10th ANNUAL BROADCAST BOOT CAMP MAY 16-19 AT NFL FILMS

Player Engagement Programs 2016 Regular English

NFL TO HOST 10th ANNUAL BROADCAST BOOT CAMP 

MAY 16-19 AT NFL FILMS

 

Top NFL Producers & Talent to Instruct Players including:

James Brown (CBS), Ron Jaworski (ESPN) & Curt Menefee (FOX)

 

Exclusive Opportunities for Players to Earn Guest Host Position with NFL Broadcast Partners in the UK & Audition with EA Sports

 

Nineteen current and former NFL players will take part in the 10th annual NFL Broadcast Boot Camp next week (May 16-19) at NFL Films in Mt. Laurel, NJ. In addition, six Broadcast Boot Camp graduates will participate in the "Advanced Broadcasting" program.

The four-day boot camp, co-directed by the NFL Player Engagement and NFL broadcasting departments, covers a wide range of topics with instructors from top broadcast and radio networks, including Big Ten Network, CBS, ESPN, FOX, NBC, NFL Network, SiriusXM, and Westwood One Radio.

Sessions include hands-on work in areas such as tape study, editing, studio and show preparation, radio production, production meetings, and field reporting. Each player will tape segments as a game analyst and a field reporter and will also have a chance to serve as a live guest host on SiriusXM NFL Radio.

The "Advanced Broadcasting" curriculum will include one-on-one coaching and feedback from faculty members, as well as a voiceover audition with EA Sports. Players will further develop their skills in play-by-play analysis, radio broadcasting, field reporting, and other techniques.

"Over the last decade, this program has resulted in numerous career opportunities for our players in the competitive broadcasting field," said NFL Vice President of Player Engagement CHARLES WAY. "The boot camp not only provides players with the skills but also the confidence to succeed in the media industry."

Participants will have the opportunity to earn a guest host spot with one of the league's United Kingdom broadcasting partners during the 2016 season. Last season former NFL players JABARI GREER and BEN HARTSOCK were selected to serve as studio analysts for an NFL regular-season Sunday on Sky Sports in the U.K.

Of the more than 200 players who have taken part in NFL Broadcast Boot Camp, more than one-third have earned broadcasting jobs as a result of their participation in the program.

Participants are selected through an application process based on NFL playing experience, essays, and demonstrated interest in media.

Following is a list of players scheduled to participate:

NAMETEAM
Emmanuel AchoFree Agent
David Anderson*Former Player (HOU, WAS)
Bobby CarpenterFormer Player (DAL, DET, MIA, NE)
Willie Colon*Free Agent
Eric DeckerNYJ
Braylon EdwardsFormer Player (CLE, NYJ, SEA, SF)
Brad HopkinsFormer Player (TEN)
James IhedigboFree Agent
Rashad JohnsonTEN
Ben Leber*Former Player (MIN, SD, STL)
Brandon LondonFormer Player (MIA)
Langston MooreFormer Player (ARI, DET, CIN)
Will OverstreetFormer Player (ATL)
Mike PounceyMIA
Marcus Price*Former Player (BUF, NO, SD)
Marcel ReeceOAK
Stan RouttFormer Player (HOU, KC, OAK)
Geoff SchwartzDET
Freddie ScottFormer Player (ATL, IND)
Duane StarksFormer Player (ARI, BAL, NE, OAK)
Brandon StokleyFormer Player (BAL, DEN, IND, NYG, SEA)
Adalius Thomas*Former Player (BAL, NE)
Cleven "Tank" Williams*Former Player (MIN, TEN)
DJ WilliamsFormer Player (CHI, DEN)
Dave ZastudilFormer Player (ARI, BAL, CLE)

 

* advanced participants

 

Following is a list of NFL broadcasting talent and production staff who will lend their expertise to the program:

 

NAMEORGANIZATION
Glenn AdamoNFL Network
Kenny AlbertFOX
Michelle AmosNFL Films
Brian BaldingerNFL Network
James BrownCBS
Quentin CarterBig 10 Network
Mark ChampionNFL Play-by-Play
Steve CohenSiriusXM
Mike CoreyNBCSN
Greg CosellNFL Films
Howard DeneroffWestwood One
Victor FrankCBS
Ryan GalvinCBS
Rob GillNFL Films
Annie Hoffman GoodrichSportscast Stars Training
Bob GoodrichSportscast Stars Training
Scott GrahamWestwood One
Dan HellieNFL Network
Ron JaworskiESPN
Arthur JosephVocal Awareness
Linda KaneNFL Films
Seth MarkmanESPN
Gerry Matalon Playbook, Inc.
Curt MenefeeFOX
Bruce MurraySiriusXM
Nick PavlatosSiriusXM
Merrill ReeseWIP Radio Philadelphia
Jason RomanoESPN
Ray SmaltzRaySun Productions
Debbie SteerNFL Films
Chip SwainNFL Films
Ross TuckerSiriusXM
Jacob UllmanFOX
Solomon WilcotsCBS/NFL Network


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About NFL Player Engagement

NFL Player Engagement assists players in reaching their highest potential on and off-the-field with guidance, support, and resources provided before, during, and after their NFL experiences. NFL Player Engagement works with three core audiences: Prep, Life, and Next. NFL Life (current players) and NFL Next (former players) reach more than 2,000 NFL players and spouses each year through a variety of programs and services focused on career development, financial and continuing education, as well as personal, psychological, and physical wellness. NFL Prep provides high-school and college student-athletes of all sports with tools to help them succeed in life, focused on awareness, prevention, and education. More information can be found at www.nflplayerengagement.com 

 

Contact:
Catherine Boyle, NFL                        
(212) 450-2162                                  
Catherine.boyle@nfl.com​



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