The National Football League announced that 19 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 Mount Laurel, New Jersey. 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,” NFL Vice President of Player Engagement Charles Way told the Associated Press and USA Today. “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 United Kingdom.

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:

NAME, TEAM
Emmanuel Acho, Free Agent
David Anderson, Former Player (Houston and Washington)*
Bobby Carpenter Former Player (Dallas, Detroit, Miami and New England)
Willie Colon, Free Agent*
Eric Decker, New York Jets
Braylon Edwards, Former Player (Cleveland, New York Jets, Seattle and San Francisco)
Brad Hopkins, Former Player (Tennessee)
James Ihedigbo, Free Agent
Rashad Johnson, Tennessee
Ben Leber, Former Player (Mnnesota, San Diego and St. Louis)*
Brandon London, Former Player (Miami))
Langston Moore, Former Player (Arizona, Detroit and Cincinnati)
Will Overstreet, Former Player (Atlanta)
Mike Pouncey, Miami
Marcus Price, Former Player (Buffalo, New Orleans and San Diego)
Marcel Reece, Oakland
Stan Routt, Former Player (Houston, Kansas City and Oakland)
Geoff Schwartz, Detroit
Freddie Scott, Former Player (Atlanta and Indianapolis)
Duane Starks, Former Player (Arizona, Baltimore, New England and Oakland)
Brandon Stokley, Former Player (Baltimore, Denver, Indianapolis, New York Giants and Seattle)
Adalius Thomas, Former Player (Baltimore and New England)*
Cleven “Tank” Williams, Former Player (Minnesota and Tennessee)*
DJ Williams, Former Player (Chicago and Denver)
Dave Zastudil, Former Player (Arizona, Baltimore and Cleveland)

* advanced participants

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

NAME – ORGANIZATION
Glenn Adamo – NFL Network
Kenny Albert – FOX
Michelle Amos – NFL Films
Brian Baldinger – NFL Network
James Brown – CBS
Quentin Carter – Big 10 Network
Mark Champion – NFL Play-by-Play
Steve Cohen – SiriusXM
Mike Corey – NBCSN
Greg Cosell – NFL Films
Howard Deneroff – Westwood One
Victor Frank – CBS
Ryan Galvin – CBS
Rob Gill – NFL Films
Annie Hoffman Goodrich – Sportscast Stars Training
Bob Goodrich – Sportscast Stars Training
Scott Graham – Westwood One
Dan Hellie – NFL Network
Ron Jaworski – ESPN
Arthur Joseph – Vocal Awareness
Linda Kane – NFL Films
Seth Markman – ESPN
Gerry Matalon – Playbook, Incorporated
Curt Menefee – FOX
Bruce Murray – SiriusXM
Nick Pavlatos – SiriusXM
Merrill Reese – WIP Radio Philadelphia
Jason Romano – ESPN
Ray Smaltz – RaySun Productions
Debbie Steer – NFL Films
Chip Swain – NFL Films
Ross Tucker – SiriusXM
Jacob Ullman – FOX
Solomon Wilcots – CBS/NFL Network

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 http://www.nflplayerengagement.com

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