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And then there were 10.

NFL Network’s The Top 100 Players of 2017 weekly series concludes Monday, June 26 when players ranked No. 10 through No. 1 are revealed in two, one-hour episodes at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. Eastern.

At 10 p.m. Eastern, the Top 100 Players of 2017 Reactions show concludes the seventh season of the annual series which counts down the top 100 players in the NFL as voted on by the players themselves. Amber Theoharis, Ike Taylor and Willie McGinest host the special one-hour edition of the Reactions show, which includes interviews with some of the players revealed in the top 10.

Additional NFL.com content leading up to the series finale includes Ike Taylor’s own Top 100 list (http://tinyurl.com/yb2cugpv), Adam Schein’s own Top 9 players and an All-Top 100 team putting together a roster of the highest-rated players by position.

In advance of series finale, NFL Network announces the Top 10 players listed in alphabetical order, along with some quotes from current NFL players discussing each.

The Top 100 Players of 2017 – Top 10 Players listed in alphabetical order:

Odell Beckham Jr. – New York Giants, WR
•”He’ll go down as one of the greatest ever.” – Coty Sensabaugh

Le’Veon Bell – Pittsburgh Steelers, RB
•”He’s the best at everything. He’s the best running back all around in this league.” – Malcolm Jenkins

Tom Brady – New England Patriots, QB
•”I don’t know who you can compare him to and say he’s not the best of all time.” – Malcolm Jenkins

Antonio Brown – Pittsburgh Steelers, WR
•”He makes it look so effortless. He has such a sense of where he’s at on the field at all times.” – Le’Veon Bell

Ezekiel Elliott – Dallas Cowboys, RB
•”He’s going to run through you if you’re in his way.” – Mike Daniels

Julio Jones – Atlanta Falcons, WR
•”I can’t even imagine having to guard someone like that. It’s not even fair.” – Davante Adams

Khalil Mack – Oakland Raiders, LB
•”He’s a beast. He’s really unstoppable.” – Melvin Gordon

Von Miller – Denver Broncos, LB
•”Von’s like water – he’s fluid. Can’t get your hands on him, can’t touch him.” – Shane Ray

Aaron Rodgers – Green Bay Packers, QB
•”He’s a pro’s pro. He’s super slick. He has the confidence – he has the swagger a lot of quarterbacks don’t have.” – Michael Bennett

Matt Ryan – Atlanta Falcons, QB
•”Number one player in the league right now. MVP.” – Shane Ray

Below is complete list of players ranked #100-11:

To see specific segments on each player from the show, please visit http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-top100-2017

100. Joey Bosa – Los Angeles Chargers, DE

99. Malcolm Butler – New England Patriots, CB

98. Adrian Peterson – New Orleans Saints, RB

97. David DeCastro – Pittsburgh Steelers, OG

96. Damon Harrison – New York Giants, DT

95. Kelechi Osemele – Oakland Raiders, OG

94. Dont’a Hightower – New England Patriots, LB

93. Brandon Graham – Philadelphia Eagles, DE

92. Everson Griffen – Minnesota Vikings, DE

91. Lorenzo Alexander – Buffalo Bills, LB

90. Malcolm Jenkins – Philadelphia Eagles, S

89. Thomas Davis – Carolina Panthers, LB

88. Doug Baldwin – Seattle Seahawks, WR

87. Travis Frederick – Dallas Cowboys, C

86. Jurell Casey – Tennessee Titans, DT

85. Chandler Jones – Arizona Cardinals, LB

84. Mike Daniels – Green Bay Packers, DT

83. Calais Campbell – Jacksonville Jaguars, DE

82. Clay Matthews – Green Bay Packers, LB

81. Alex Smith – Kansas City Chiefs, QB

80. LeGarrette Blount – Philadelphia Eagles, RB

79. Sean Lee – Dallas Cowboys, LB

78. Brian Orakpo – Tennessee Titans, LB

77. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix – Green Bay Packers, S

76. Justin Houston – Kansas City Chiefs, LB

75. Delanie Walker – Tennessee Titans, TE

74. Harrison Smith – Minnesota Vikings, S

73. Philip Rivers – Los Angeles Chargers, QB

72. Taylor Lewan – Tennessee Titans, OT

71. Julian Edelman – New England Patriots, WR

70. Kirk Cousins – Washington Redskins, QB

69. Jay Ajayi – Miami Dolphins, RB

68. Geno Atkins – Cincinnati Bengals, DT

67. Greg Olsen – Carolina Panthers, TE

66. Xavier Rhodes – Minnesota Vikings, CB

65. Jordan Reed – Washington Redskins, TE

64. Casey Hayward – Los Angeles Chargers, CB

63. Chris Harris Jr. – Denver Broncos, CB

62. Cameron Wake – Miami Dolphins, DE

61. T.Y. Hilton – Indianapolis Colts, WR

60. Dez Bryant – Dallas Cowboys, WR

59. Josh Norman – Washington Redskins, CB

58. Zack Martin – Dallas Cowboys, OG

57. Jameis Winston – Tampa Bay Buccaneers, QB

56. Cliff Avril – Seattle Seahawks, DE

55. Ndamukong Suh – Miami Dolphins, DT

54. Janoris Jenkins – New York Giants, CB

53. Amari Cooper – Oakland Raiders, WR

52. Gerald McCoy – Tampa Bay Buccaneers, DT

51. Andrew Luck – Indianapolis Colts, QB

50. Marcus Mariota – Tennessee Titans, QB

49. Jadeveon Clowney – Houston Texans, DE

48. Jordy Nelson – Green Bay Packers, WR

47. Trent Williams – Washington Redskins, OT

46. Michael Bennett – Seattle Seahawks, DE

45. Larry Fitzgerald – Arizona Cardinals, WR

44. Cam Newton – Carolina Panthers, QB

43. Marshal Yanda – Baltimore Ravens, OG

42. Jarvis Landry – Miami Dolphins, WR

41. Devonta Freeman – Atlanta Falcons, RB

40. Vic Beasley – Atlanta Falcons, LB

39. Bobby Wagner – Seattle Seahawks, LB

38. Fletcher Cox – Philadelphia Eagles, DT

37. Aqib Talib – Denver Broncos, CB

36. Tyreek Hill – Kansas City Chiefs, WR/PR

35. J.J. Watt – Houston Texans, DE

34. Kam Chancellor – Seattle Seahawks, S

33. DeMarco Murray – Tennessee Titans, RB

32. Marcus Peters – Kansas City Chiefs, CB

31. Matthew Stafford – Detroit Lions, QB

30. Earl Thomas – Seattle Seahawks, S

29. Mike Evans – Tampa Bay Buccaneers, WR

28. Landon Collins – New York Giants, S

27. LeSean McCoy – Buffalo Bills, RB

26. Travis Kelce – Kansas City Chiefs, TE

25. Joe Thomas – Cleveland Browns, OT

24. Russell Wilson – Seattle Seahawks, QB

23. Rob Gronkowski – New England Patriots, TE

22. Ben Roethlisberger – Pittsburgh Steelers, QB

21. Richard Sherman – Seattle Seahawks, CB

20. Luke Kuechly – Carolina Panthers, LB

19. Patrick Peterson – Arizona Cardinals, CB

18. Tyron Smith – Dallas Cowboys, OT

17. A.J. Green – Cincinnati Bengals, WR

16. Drew Brees – New Orleans Saints, QB

15. Aaron Donald – Los Angeles Rams, DT

14. Dak Prescott – Dallas Cowboys, QB

13. Eric Berry – Kansas City Chiefs, S

12. David Johnson – Arizona Cardinals, RB

11. Derek Carr – Oakland Raiders, QB

ABOUT NFL MEDIA

NFL Media is comprised of NFL Network, NFL Films, NFL.com, NFL Now, NFL Mobile from Verizon and NFL RedZone.

Seven days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, fans turn to NFL Network to receive information and insight straight from the field, team headquarters, league offices and everywhere the NFL is making news. Launched in 2003, NFL Network gives fans unprecedented year-round inside access to all NFL events, including the Super Bowl, Playoffs, regular season, preseason, Pro Bowl, Pro Football Hall of Fame induction weekend, NFL Draft, NFL Scouting Combine, Senior Bowl, league meetings, minicamps and training camps.

For fans on the go, all NFL Network programming can also be streamed live on smartphones through NFL Mobile from Verizon, as well as other digital platforms through Watch NFL Network on tablet (NFL Mobile, Watch NFL Network and NFL on Windows 10 apps), PC (NFL.com/watch), Xbox One and Xbox 360 (NFL on Xbox app) and other connected TV devices (NFL app on Apple TV, PlayStation 4, Android TV and Amazon Fire TV). Watch NFL Network access is available for NFL Network subscribers of participating TV providers. For more information, go to NFL.com/nflnetwork.

 

With the release of the 2017 NFL regular season schedule, NFL Network announced it will televise 18 games over the course of the upcoming season, featuring nine Divisional matchups and 11 playoff teams from 2016.

As part of the 18-game schedule, 13 regular season Thursday Night Football games will be televised nationally by NFL Network, either exclusively or as a simulcast of the respective CBS or NBC broadcast.

Presented by Bud Light, the slate of 13 regular season Thursday Night Football games kicks off when the Houston Texans visit the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday, September 14 exclusively on NFL Network. All Thursday Night Football games will again kickoff at 8:25 p.m. Eastern.

Both CBS and NBC will produce Thursday Night Football with their lead broadcasters and production teams and both will contribute to the production of Thursday Night Football exclusively on NFL Network.

Along with the simulcast on NFL Network, Amazon’s Prime Video will stream 11 games, including 10 Thursday Night Football games broadcast by CBS and NBC, as well as a Christmas Day game broadcast by NBC, to the tens of millions of Amazon Prime members worldwide, once again securing the league’s “Tri-Cast” model of broadcast (NBC/CBS), cable (NFL Network) and digital (Amazon Prime Video) distribution.

In addition to the 13 regular season Thursday Night Football games, NFL Network will televise a Week 8 International Series matchup from London, a Week 15 Saturday double header, and two Week 16 games.

The entire 18-game NFL Network schedule will also be streamed live on the NFL Mobile from Verizon app (NFL.com/mobile), the NFL app on Xbox One and Windows 10, and through Watch NFL Network on tablets, PCs and various connected TV devices (NFL.com/watch), with participating television providers.

2017 NFL NETWORK SCHEDULE
Week 2: Thursday, September 14 – Houston at Cincinnati (NFL Network)
Week 3: Thursday, September 21 – Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco (NFL Network)
Week 4: Thursday, September 28 – Chicago at Green Bay (CBS/NFL Network/Amazon Prime Video)
Week 5: Thursday, October 5 – New England at Tampa Bay (CBS/NFL Network/Amazon Prime Video)
Week 6: Thursday, October 12 – Philadelphia at Carolina (CBS/NFL Network/Amazon Prime Video)
Week 7: Thursday, October 19 – Kansas City at Oakland (CBS/NFL Network/Amazon Prime Video)
Week 8: Thursday, October 26 – Miami at Baltimore (CBS/NFL Network/Amazon Prime Video)
Week 8: Sunday, October 29 – Minnesota at Cleveland in London (NFL Network)
Week 9: Thursday, November 2 – Buffalo at New York Jets (NFL Network)
Week 10: Thursday, November 9 – Seattle at Arizona (NBC/NFL Network/Amazon Prime Video)
Week 11: Thursday, November 16 – Tennessee at Pittsburgh (NBC/NFL Network/Amazon Prime Video)
Week 13: Thursday, November 30 – Washington at Dallas (NBC/NFL Network/Amazon Prime Video)
Week 14: Thursday, December 7 – New Orleans at ATLANTA (NBC/NFL Network/Amazon Prime Video)
Week 15: Thursday, December 14 – Denver at Indianapolis (NBC/NFL Network/Amazon Prime Video)
Week 15: Saturday, December 16 – Chicago at Detroit (NFL Network)
Week 15: Saturday, December 16 – Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City (NFL Network)
Week 16: Saturday, December 23 – Indianapolis at Baltimore (NFL Network)
Week 16: Monday, December 25 – Pittsburgh at Houston (NBC/NFL Network/Amazon Prime Video)
For more information about ways to watch Thursday Night Football, visit: nfl.com/tnf

ABOUT NFL MEDIA: NFL Media is comprised of NFL Network, NFL Films, NFL.com, NFL Now, NFL Mobile from Verizon and NFL RedZone.

Seven days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, fans turn to NFL Network to receive information and insight straight from the field, team headquarters, league offices and everywhere the NFL is making news. Launched in 2003, NFL Network gives fans unprecedented year-round inside access to all NFL events, including the Super Bowl, Playoffs, regular season, preseason, Pro Bowl, Pro Football Hall of Fame induction weekend, NFL Draft, NFL Scouting Combine, Senior Bowl, league meetings, minicamps and training camps.

For fans on the go, all NFL Network programming can also be streamed live on smartphones through NFL Mobile from Verizon, as well as other digital platforms through Watch NFL Network on tablet (NFL Mobile, Watch NFL Network and NFL on Windows 10 apps), PC (NFL.com/watch), Xbox One and Xbox 360 (NFL on Xbox app) and other connected TV devices (NFL app on Apple TV, PlayStation 4, Android TV and Amazon Fire TV). Watch NFL Network access is available for NFL Network subscribers of participating TV providers. For more information, go to NFL.com/nflnetwork.

The NFL will honor outstanding members of the community throughout the three-day celebration at the 2017 NFL Draft in Philadelphia. Special guests will take part in the excitement of the Draft by announcing various picks and participating in festivities in Philadelphia.

Salute to Service – Military Appreciation: The NFL will recognize active duty service members, veterans and their families at Draft events throughout the week. On Thursday evening, a joint color guard will be joined onstage with veterans from Wounded Warrior Project during the National Anthem to open the Draft.

The NFL has teamed with the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) to honor the Frisons, a Gold Star Family. A Philadelphia native and passionate Philadelphia Eagles fan, U.S. Army 1st Lieutenant Demetrius Frison lost his life in combat in Afghanistan in 2011. Frison’s wife and son will accompany Philadelphia Eagles Legend Ron Jaworski onstage to announce the Eagles’ Round 2 pick along with a Joint Service Honor Guard representing all branches of military service.

In addition, active duty service members from all five branches of the military and veterans from the USO and Wounded Warrior Project will be guests at the Draft on Saturday for Rounds 4-7.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®: St. Jude patient Kate Foster will join commissioner Goodell and Chicago Bears Legend Jay Hilgenberg to announce the Bears’ Round 2 pick. A competitive gymnast, Kate, 18, from Rockford, Illinois, lost her left leg to an infection during treatment for Acute Myeloid Leukemia at age 12 but overcame her illness and returned to the gym less than a year later.

MAKE-A-WISH®: Make-A-Wish recipient T.J. Onwuanibe will have his wish granted when he joins commissioner Goodell to announce the Baltimore Ravens’ Round 1 pick. A football-loving 14-year old, TJ is a cancer survivor and devoted Ravens fan from Laurel, Maryland.

Youth and High School Football

ROUND 1

Football players from MARTIN LUTHER KING HIGH SCHOOL will take the stage alongside NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and represent the Philadelphia Eagles during their Round 1 pick. Due to lack of resources and funding, Germantown High School’s football program merged with former crosstown rival Martin Luther King High School. Prior to the pick announcement, the team will walk the Red Carpet alongside Draft prospects.

In addition, Liam McClure, a Methacton High School football player diagnosed with autism, will walk the Red Carpet on Thursday and hand out New Era Caps to Draft picks with his teammates. McClure fell in love with football after attending a Philadelphia Eagles Training Camp and further developed his passion for the game after joining the Methacton Warriors.

ROUND 3: In memory of the late legendary Pennsylvania high school football coach Mike Pettine, Sr., the Central Bucks West High School football team will accompany Philadelphia Eagles long snapper and 2016 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year team winner Jon Dorenbos in making the Eagles’ Round 3 pick. Pettine Sr. had 16 undefeated seasons in his 33 years as head coach and won four state championships with Central Bucks West High School.

ROUND 6: For the first time, Round 6 of the NFL Draft will be youth football-themed. Youth football players from Pop Warner, NFL FLAG and local teams will represent various NFL clubs in their local markets during pick selections.

ROUND 7: The NFL Draft 7-on-7 tournament champions will be recognized onstage during the Philadelphia Eagles’ Round 7 selection.

NFL Legends and Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Recognition: Thirty-two former players from the NFL Legends Community, one representing each team, will be featured in Round 2. 15 Pro Football Hall of Fame members will announce picks, including Morten Anderson, Jim Brown, Willie Brown, Franco Harris, Jim Taylor and Thurman Thomas.

Round 3 Draft announcements will feature past recipients and team winners of the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award presented by Nationwide. Carolina Panthers linebacker and 2014 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Thomas Davis will make the Round 1 pick selection on behalf of his team.

The Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award recognizes a player for his excellence on and off the field and represents the best of the NFL’s commitment to philanthropy and community impact.

Below is the list of former players scheduled to make selections in Round 2, as well as Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year national and team winners announcing Round 3 picks. There are a total of 15 Pro Football Hall of Famers listed below.

Team – Round 2, Round 3
Arizona Cardinals – Jim Hart, Mike Leach
Atlanta Falcons – Gerald Riggs, Matt Bosher
Baltimore Ravens – Jermaine Lewis, Edwin Mulitalo
Buffalo Bills – Thurman Thomas, Bryan Scott
Carolina Panthers – Travelle Wharton, Greg Olsen
Chicago Bears – Jay Hilgenberg, Sam Acho
Cincinnati Bengals – Anthony Muñoz, Vincent Rey
Cleveland Browns – Jim Brown, Josh Cribbs
Dallas Cowboys – Drew Pearson, Bradie James
Denver Broncos – Floyd Little, Rod Smith
Detroit Lions – Lem Barney, Don Carey
Green Bay Packers – Jim Taylor, Jayrone Elliott
Houston Texans – Andre Johnson, Brian Cushing
Indianapolis Colts – Robert Mathis, Joe Reitz
Jacksonville Jaguars – Tony Boselli, Josh Scobee
Kansas City Chiefs – Carlos Carson, Will Shields
Los Angeles Chargers – Shawne Merriman, Jeremiah Attaochu
Los Angeles Rams – Jack Youngblood, Steven Jackson
Miami Dolphins – Larry Little, Chris Chambers
Minnesota Vikings – John Randle, Madieu Williams
New England Patriots – Andre Tippett – Matthew Slater
New Orleans Saints – Morten Andersen, Lance Moore
New York Giants – Harry Carson, Jessie Armstead
New York Jets – Joe Klecko, Brandon Moore
Oakland Raiders – Willie Brown (Brown will also do round 3)
Philadelphia Eagles – Ron Jaworski, Jon Dorenbos
Pittsburgh Steelers – Franco Harris, Arthur Moats
San Francisco 49ers – Tom Rathman, Justin Smith
Seattle Seahawks – Jacob Green, Cliff Avril
Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Mike Alstott, Ryan Nece
Tennessee Titans – Mike Rozier, Jurrell Casey
Washington Redskins – Clinton Portis, London Fletcher

In other NFL-draft related news…

From military bases to state landmarks and attractions to even outer space, NFL teams will announce their Day 3 selections for Rounds 4 to 6 of the NFL Draft from special locations of their choosing and recognize individuals who have made a significant impact.

Beginning on Saturday, April 29 at Noon Eastern, Day 3 pick announcements will feature current NFL players and legends, military personnel, actors, singers and other special guests. New this year, Round 6 will be youth football-themed, and youth football players from Pop Warner, NFL FLAG and local teams will represent various NFL clubs in their individual markets during pick selections.

Here is a sampling of special team announcements during Day 3 of the NFL Draft:

•Arizona Cardinals – Ten season ticket members will join cheerleaders and Big Red, the team’s mascot, to announce picks from the GRAND CANYON.

•Chicago Bears – Bears running back Jordan Howard and military personnel will make selections from the team’s headquarters at HALAS HALL.

•Cleveland Browns – Former Browns player Josh Cribbs and season ticket members, along with alumni, will announce picks from CEDAR POINT AMUSEMENT PARK.

•Denver Broncos – Military members and NFL legends will make selections from PIÑON CANYON MANEUVER SITE.

•Houston Texans – Astronauts at the INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION AND SPACE CENTER will announce picks for the first time from outer space.

•Indianapolis Colts – Colts defensive end Kendall Langford will make picks from the INDIANAPOLIS ZOO, along with staff personnel.

•Jacksonville Jaguars – Picks will be announced from LONDON and JACKSONVILLE.

•Kansas City Chiefs – Service members will make picks from the WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE.

•New York Jets – Children of fallen EMT Yadira Arroyo will announce Day 3 selections from EMT HOUSE 26.

•Philadelphia Eagles –  Actor Morris Chestnut and CNBC’s Jim Cramer will make picks from the NFL DRAFT THEATER.

•Pittsburgh Steelers – Actor Milo Ventimiglia, Actress Mandy Moore, current players, and members of a local youth football team will announce selections from HEINZ FIELD.

•San Francisco 49ers – Country music singer Jon Pardi will make picks from LEVI’S STADIUM.

•Tampa Bay Buccaneers – General Joseoh Votel, Commander of the United States Central Command, will announce selections from the team’s headquarters at ONE BUCANNEERS PLACE.

•Washington Redskins – Actor Michael Ealy will make picks with fans from FEDEX FIELD.

Special team announcements for Day 3 will be broadcast in Philadelphia throughout the NFL Draft Experience presented by Dannon® Oikos® Triple Zero, the league’s largest free football festival taking place along Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

Fans may also view Day 3 pick announcements on NFL Draft live platforms – such as NFL.com, the NFL Mobile from Verizon app (NFL.com/mobile), NFL Now, the NFL app on Xbox One and Windows 10, and Yahoo! Sports – as well as on ESPN. NFL Network will also feature select picks live on NFL Network Draft programming.

Fans can watch NFL Network digitally through Watch NFL Network on tablets, PCs and various connected TV devices (NFL.com/watch), with participating television providers. Select teams will also live stream local pick announcements on their websites and social media. Get full audio coverage of the 2017 NFL Draft live with Westwood One, TuneIn and SiriusXM NFL Radio.

The National Football League and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced that veteran media executive Mary Ann Turcke has been named President, Digital Media and NFL Network.

Turcke has served since April 2015 as President of Bell Media, a division of Bell Canada, where she successfully led Canada’s largest media company and was responsible for their flagship television channels and annual revenues of more than $3B (CAD). She will be based in the league’s Los Angeles office, reporting to NFL EVP of Media Brian Rolapp.

As President, Digital Media and NFL Network, Turcke will be responsible for leading the operations of the NFL Network, as well as overseeing NFL owned and operated media assets including NFL Films, NFL Digital and NFL.com. Turcke will also oversee digital product development and execute against the NFL’s content strategy and roadmap.

“We are delighted to have an individual of Mary Ann’s talent and expertise joining the NFL to lead the NFL Network, NFL Films and our digital and technology groups across the organization,” Goodell told the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and USA Today. “Mary Ann has distinguished herself throughout her career, not only managing the complicatedbroadcast operations of Bell Media but also growing their media sales and leading their telecommunications and IT services. I am confident that our teams in Los Angeles, New Jersey and New York will greatly benefit from the breadthof her experience and her vision for the future.”

“I am thrilled to be joining the NFL, one of the greatest and most exciting brands in the world,” Turcke said. “I feel fortunate to be given the opportunity to lead this team and work closely with  Brian to focus and grow the NFL Network, NFL Films, NFL.com and our digital and technology assets.”

Turcke has spent 12 years at Bell Canada, where prior to being named President of Bell Media she served as Group President, Media Sales, Local TV and Radio, where she leveraged Bell Media properties and brands across all platforms to support their strong position in the competitive marketplace.

Prior to her time at Bell Media, Turcke was Executive Vice President, Field Operations for Bell Canada. In that role, she was responsible for the construction and management of Bell Canada’s telecommunications services, including all of their residential and business customers. Previous to that, Turcke was Vice President, Customer Experience, Small Medium Business, responsible for customer service operations, sales support and IT functions.

Earlier in her career, Turcke was a partner and member of the Board of Directors at Codesta LLC, a software consultancy group that specializes in enterprise applications and solutions.

Mrs. Turcke is on the board of the SickKids Foundation, Toronto Argonauts GP Incorporated and Greenwood College School. She holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada, a Master of Engineering from the University of Toronto and a Master of Business Administration from Queen’s University.

In other NFL News…

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell named Dr. Allen Sill as the NFL’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO), a new full-time position based in New York.

Dr. Sills joins the NFL from Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he serves as Professor of Neurological Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation and Founder and Co-Director of the Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center.

Dr. Sills, a neurosurgeon who has specialized in the treatment of athletes, will strengthen the NFL’s ongoing efforts to advance the health and safety of the sport. He will work closely with team medical staffs across the league, the NFL Players Association and its advisors and the many medical and scientific experts who comprise the NFL’s medical committees and guide the NFL’s health and research efforts.

“There is no higher priority for the NFL than player health and safety and we continually seek to raise our standards and then surpass them,” said Commissioner Goodell. “We sought a highly-credentialed physician and leader with experience as a clinician and researcher, and Dr. Sills’ extensive experience caring for athletes makes him the right choice for this important position.”

“We conducted an intensive international search which included many leading experts in sports medicine,” said Dr. John York, Co-chairman, San Francisco 49ers and Chairman of the NFL Owners’ Health and Safety Advisory Committee. “Dr. Sills stood out among the highly credentialed and qualified applicants.”

The appointment follows a rigorous search conducted by a premier panel of health and medical experts led by Dr. Betsy Nabel, Chief Health and Medical Advisor to the NFL and President of Brigham Health and including Dr. Rob Heyer, President of the NFL Physicians Society and Team Internist for the Carolina Panthers, Ronnie Barnes, Senior Vice President, Medical Services and Head Athletic Trainer for the New York Giants, Dr. Robert Cantu, Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery and Co-Director, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy, Boston University School of Medicine and Peter Foss of GE Healthcare.

The panel worked closely with Dr. John York and and Jeff Miller, NFL Executive Vice President of Health and Safety Initiatives. The NFL consulted with the NFL Players Association, including interviewing the final candidates. Dr. Sills will be reporting to Miller.

“I have been impressed by the talent and experience of the candidates I have met during this process,” said Dr. Nabel. “Dr. Sills has years of experience on the frontlines of both research and patient care and I am confident that Dr. Sills will use this platform to continue his work to improve sports health and safety in the NFL and for all athletes.”

“Hiring Dr. Sills is a touchdown for the NFL,” Dr. Cantu told USA Today and the Associated Press. “He is an international leader for his work on concussions in sports. I look forward to working with him to further advance the NFL’s ongoing commitment to the health and safety of sports.”

Throughout his distinguished career, Dr. Sills has worked with numerous professional and collegiate sports programs. In addition to providing care for players on NFL sidelines as an Unaffiliated Neurotrauma Consultant, he has served as a neurological consultant to the NCAA and the International Equestrian Foundation (FEI). He has also worked as consulting neurosurgeon for the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies, the NHL’s Nashville Predators, the US Equestrian Foundation and all Vanderbilt University, Belmont University and Mississippi State University athletic teams.

“Allen Sills is an exceptional leader who will bring the perspective of a practicing neurosurgeon to this important position,” said Dr. Reid Thompson, Chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. “He is an avid athlete and gifted surgeon with a passion for the care of elite athletes. With a combination of energy, vision and absolute integrity he is an inspired choice to become the first Chief Medical Officer of the NFL.”

Dr. Sills is an active researcher who has published more than 150 scientific articles and presentations including more than 40 in the last five years on the topic of sports concussion. He is a member of the Concussion in Sport Group, which publishes international standards regarding concussion in sport. Dr. Sills is also a fellow of the American Board of Neurological Surgery and the American College of Surgeons and currently serves as Section Editor for Sports and Rehabilitation for the journal Neurosurgery.

Previously, Dr. Sills has served as Founder and Executive Director, Memphis Regional Brain Tumor Center; Director of the Neuroscience Institute at Methodist University Hospital, Memphis; Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee, Memphis and the Semmes-Murphey Clinic; and Chief, Division of Neurosurgery at the Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Dr. Sills graduated summa cum laude from Mississippi State University with a degree in engineering and received his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, where he also completed his internship in General Surgery, his residency training in Neurological Surgery and an NIH-funded Neuro-Oncology Fellowship.

Dr. Sills and his wife Shawne live in Tennessee and have four children. He serves on the Board of Directors for Make-A-Wish Foundation of Middle Tennessee, the Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County Tennessee and has served as a youth baseball coach for more than 20 years.

About Play Smart. Play Safe.: In September 2016, Commissioner Goodell launched Play Smart. Play Safe.—an initiative to drive progress in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of head injuries, enhance medical protocols and further improve the way the game is taught and played. As part of the initiative, the NFL and its 32 club owners pledged $100 million to help spur independent medical research and engineering advancements. For more information about the initiative, please visit http://www.PlaySmartPlaySafe.com.

The first will pick last and the last will pick first.

With Super Bowl LI in the books to close out the 2016 season, the final 2017 NFL Draft order is set, barring trades. The following is the 2017 NFL Draft first round order.

The first round will start on Thursday, April 27 in Philadelphia with the second and third rounds on Friday, April 28 followed by rounds four through seven on Saturday, April 29.

2017 FIRST ROUND DRAFT ORDER
# Team (W-L-T, Pct.; Opp W-L-T, Strength of Schedule)
1. Cleveland (1-15-0 .063; 139-114-3, .549)
2. San Francisco (2-14-0, .125; 127-125-4, .504)
3. Chicago (3-13-0 .188; 133-122-1, .521)
4. Jacksonville (3-13-0, .188; 135-121-0, .527)
5. Los Angeles Rams (traded to Tennessee) (4-12-0, .250; 127-125-4, .504)
6. New York Jets (5-11-0, .313; 131-122-3, .518)
7. Los Angeles Chargers (5-11-0, .313; 139-117-0, .543)
8. Carolina (6-10-0, .375; 131-122-3, .518)
9. Cincinnati (6-9-1, .406; 133-122-1, .521)
10. Buffalo (7-9-0, .438; 122-131-3, .482)
11. New Orleans (7-9-0, .438; 133-121-2, .523)
12. Philadelphia (traded to Cleveland)(7-9-0, 438; 141-111-4, .559)
13. Arizona (7-8-1, .469; 117-136-3, .463)
14. Indianapolis (8-8-0, .500; 126-130-0, .492)^
Minnesota (traded to Philadelphia)(8-8-0, .500; 125-129-2, .492)^
16. Baltimore (8-8-0, .500; 126-127-3, .498)
17. Washington (8-7-1, .531; 131-123-2, .516)
18. Tennessee (9-7-0, .563; 119-137-0, .465)
19. Tampa Bay (9-7-0, .563; 125-129-2, .492)
20. Denver (9-7-0, .563; 140-115-1, .549)
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21. Detroit (9-7-0, .563; 121-134-1, .475)
22. Miami (10-6-0, .625; 115-138-3, .455)
23. New York Giants (11-5-0 .688 123 130 3 .486
24. Oakland (12-4-0, .750; 129-127-0, .504)
25. Houston (9-7-0, .563 128 127 1 .502
26. Seattle (10-5-1, .656; 112-142-2, .441)
27. Kansas City (12-4-0, .750; 130-126-0, .508)
28. Dallas (13-3-0, .813; 119-134-3, .471)
29. Green Bay (10-6-0, .625; 129-125-2, .508)
30. Pittsburgh (11-5-0, .688; 125-128-3, .494)
31. Atlanta  (11-5-0, .688; 122-132-2, .480)
32. New England (14-2-0, .875; 111-142-3, .439)
^ The 14th and 15th selections will be decided by coin flip

Want to go to the NFL Combine but can’t?

No problem. NFL Media and NFL Network has you covered.

For the 13th year, NFL Media provides exclusive multi-platform coverage of the league’s next generation of talent with live coverage of the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine. Beginning Wednesday, March 1, NFL Network, NFL.com, NFL Now and NFL Mobile broadcast live from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, providing the first up-close look at a compelling and deep 2017 NFL Draft class.

For the second year in a row, the running backs are included in the first group of workouts on Friday, March 3 joining the offensive linemen and special teams. Exclusive live coverage on NFL Network continues with the quarterbacks, wide receivers and tight ends on Saturday, March 4, linebackers and defensive linemen on Sunday, March 5 and defensive backs on Monday, March 6. Coverage of workouts begins each day at 9 a.m. Eastern. NFL Network’s Combine coverage is presented by Old Spice.

NFL Media features a 21-man roster of talent to cover the Combine, including NFL Draft experts Mike Mayock, Charles Davis and Daniel Jeremiah. Rich Eisen anchors NFL Network’s coverage of the on-field workouts, joined by Mayock and NFL Network’s team of analysts. Expert commentary includes Marshall Faulk on running backs (Friday), Shaun O’Hara on offensive linemen (Friday), David Carr on quarterbacks (Saturday), Michael Irvin and Steve Smith Sr. on wide receivers (Saturday), Willie McGinest on pass rushers (Sunday), and Deion Sanders on defensive backs (Monday). For the second consecutive year, Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen joins NFL Network’s live coverage of on-field drills on Saturday.

Additional coverage throughout the week on NFL Network is provided by Melissa Stark and Steve Mariucci interviewing a variety of coaches and general managers, as well as NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network reporter Kimberly Jones providing the latest news reports from around the league.

NFL Network’s Combine coverage begins Wednesday, March 1 and Thursday, March 2 at 1 p.m. with live coverage of Combine press conferences from Indianapolis. Each day, Good Morning Football airs at 7 a.m. Eastern.

Beginning on Monday, February 27 and continuing through Thursday, March 2, NFL Total Access: Combine Week presented by Ford Trucks airs live two hours each day, starting at 7 p.m. Eastern.

Additionally, NFL audio partners SiriusXM NFL Radio and TuneIn’s No Huddle will be broadcasting live from the Combine.

For the 13th year, the Combine will conclude with Rich Eisen’s annual 40-yard dash in his trademark suit and cleats. At the close of the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine, Eisen will run the 40 for the 13th time, and like last year ‘Run Rich Run’ will benefit the NFL PLAY 60 relationship with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, which is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Since 2012, NFL PLAY 60 has been the ‘Official Champion of Play’ at St. Jude, helping to give all kids the chance to play.

Fans can participate and show their support, while demonstrating their own athleticism by submitting videos of themselves running the 40-yard dash. NFL Network will donate $1 for every use of the hashtags #RunRichRun and #StJude. Along with their submissions, fans will be encouraged to donate money to help support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude and ensure families never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

To submit videos running the 40 and to support NFL PLAY’s collaboration 60 along with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, fans can visit: NFL.com/RunRichRun. Fans can also submit ‘Run Rich Run’ videos via YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook using the following hashtags: #RunRichRun #StJude.

This year, 4-time Olympic Gold Medalist and former 200-meter world record holder Michael Johnson will train Eisen for his 40-yard dash immediately following his appearance on The Rich Eisen Show this Friday. Highlights and clips of their training will air on The Rich Eisen Show next week as well as during NFL Network’s coverage of the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine.

Last year, Eisen set a personal best with a 5.94 second 40-yard dash time. All of Eisen’s 40-yard dash times are provided below:

Year – Seconds

2016 – 5.94

2015 – 6.10

2014 – 5.98

2013 – 6.03

2012 – 6.03

2011 – 6.18

2010 – 6.21

2009 – 6.34

2008 – 6.34

2007 – 6.43

2006 – 6.22

2005 – 6.77

NFL Network’s coverage of the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine features the following technological enhancements:

Simulcam Camera Technology: For the ninth year at the Combine, the Simulcam   provides an unparalleled, in-depth comparison and analysis of the position, style, speed and trajectory of competitors through the use of background recognition and camera-matching technology. Simulcam will be a key contributor to NFL Network’s 40-yard dash coverage. New THIS YEAR, NFL Network’s Simulcam technology during 40-yard dash coverage will feature on-screen identifiers to better identify runners from either current or previous years

NFLN-Focus Camera Technology: A high-speed camera that allows moving targets to stay in the camera frame longer, highlighting the smallest details. It will have a tremendous presence in coverage of the 40-yard dash, both at the start and finish line, and will also be used in other events including the vertical and broad jumps, three-cone and position drills

Cablecam Technology: The Cablecam returns to offer a unique overhead view which gives viewers a new way of following each drill and a more intimate feeling that they are present in Indianapolis

Located on NFL Media’s digital properties, fans can follow all of the action of the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine on any of their connected devices. NFL.com, NFL Now and NFL Mobile’s coverage of the Combine includes the following:

NFL Now Live Presented by Old Spice – NFL Media presents NFL Now Live Presented by Old Spice Friday, March 3 – Monday, March 6 streaming live on NFL.com, NFL Now, NFL Mobile and Yahoo.com at 9 a.m Eastern and providing complete and comprehensive coverage of the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine. Host Matt “Money” Smith, is joined by NFL Media analysts Bucky Brooks and Lance Zierlein to provide key analysis of the prospects throughout the on-field drills, as well to discuss NFL team needs and best player fits for the 2017 NFL Draft, Combine participant/pro player comparisons and Mock Drafts. NFL Now Live also features interviews with head coaches and general managers as they evaluate the prospects for the upcoming draft. On the field, Maurice Jones-Drew and Ike Taylor provide commentary and analysis throughout the Combine, while Colleen Wolfe provides interviews with Combine participants and monitors all of the social media activity surrounding the event. Verizon FiOS is an associate sponsor of NFL Now Live.

Updated VOD packages of top prospects: NFL.com’s Combine coverage features updated video-on-demand packages of the top prospects. From bench presses, to 40-yard dashes, to positional drills, NFL.com will allow fans to instantly access updated workout summaries of the prospects they may have missed Social Media Coverage: NFL Media provides extensive coverage of the Combine on various social media channels, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. Social media coverage features original Snapchat Discover editions previewing and recapping the event distributed to Snapchat’s national audience, Twitter amplify highlights of the top moments from Indianapolis, on-the-ground original social content capturing the top athletic achievements distributed across social networks and delivery of original social content to all 32 NFL clubs and several participating universities

MOBILE APPLICATIONS: For fans on the go, NFL Digital Media has multiple mobile applications available, allowing fans to get all the latest 2017 NFL Scouting Combine coverage.

Live Streaming on NFL Mobile from Verizon: Live streaming of NFL Network on NFL Mobile from Verizon on smartphones is available to all Verizon Wireless customers. Featuring live stats, news articles, video highlights, live streams and access to NFL Now for all fans, NFL Mobile provides fans extensive coverage leading up to and during the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine. To download NFL Mobile from Verizon go to NFL.com/mobile or for more information, visit Verizon.com/NFL. Data usage applies for app download and use.

Watch NFL Network: Live streaming of NFL Network’s coverage of the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine is available via Watch NFL Network on tablet (NFL Mobile, Watch NFL Network and NFL on Windows 10 apps), PC (NFL.com/watch), Xbox One and Xbox 360 (NFL on Xbox app) and other connected TV devices (NFL app on Apple TV, PlayStation 4, Android TV and Amazon Fire TV). Watch NFL Network access is available for NFL Network subscribers of participating TV providers. For more information, go to NFL.com/nflnetwork

NFL Media 2017 NFL Scouting Combine Talent
Bucky Brooks – Analyst
David Carr – Analyst
Charles Davis – Analyst
Rich Eisen – Host
Marshall Faulk – Analyst
Michael Irvin – Analyst
Daniel Jeremiah – Analyst
Kimberly Jones – Reporter
Maurice Jones-Drew – Analyst
Steve Mariucci – Analyst
Mike Mayock – Analyst
Willie McGinest – Analyst
Shaun O’Hara – Analyst
Ian Rapoport – NFL Network Insider
Deion Sanders – Analyst
Peter Schrager – Analyst
Matt “Money” Smith – Host
Steve Smith Sr. – Analyst
Ike Taylor – Analyst
Colleen Wolfe – Host
Lance Zierlein – Analyst

Following is the NFL Network and NFL.com day-by-day Combine coverage schedule (all times listed are Eastern):

Monday, February 27
7 a.m. – Good Morning Football – LIVE
10 a.m. – Good Morning Football – Re-Air
1 p.m. – 2016 NFL Scouting Combine – Running Backs, Offensive Linemen and Special Teams
4 p.m. – Up to the Minute – LIVE
5 p.m. – 2016 NFL Scouting Combine – Quarterbacks, Wide Receivers and Tight Ends
7 p.m. – NFL Total Access – LIVE
9 p.m. – NFL’s Top 10: Draft Day Moments
10 p.m. – NFL’s Top 10: Draft Trades
11 p.m. – NFL Total Access – Re-Air
1 a.m. – Undrafted – Season 3, Episode 1
2 a.m. – Undrafted – Season 3, Episode 2

Tuesday, February 28

7 a.m. – Good Morning Football – LIVE
10 a.n. – Good Morning Football – Re-Air
1 p.m. – 2016 NFL Scouting Combine – Defensive Linemen and Linebackers
4 p.m. – Up to the Minute – LIVE
5 p.m. – 2016 NFL Scouting Combine – Defensive Backs
7 p.m. – NFL Total Access – LIVE
9 p.m. – NFL’s Top 10: Draft Classes
10 p.m. – NFL’s Top 10: Draft Busts
11 p.m. – NFL Total Access – Re-Air
1 a.m. – Undrafted – Season 3, Episode 3
2 a.m. – Undrafted – Season 3, Episode 4

Wednesday, March 1
7 a.m. – Good Morning Football – LIVE
10 a.m. – Good Morning Football – Re-Air
1 p.m. – Combine Press Conferences – Live Coverage
5 p.m. – NFL’s Top 10: Draft Classes
6 p.m. – NFL’s Top 10: Draft Busts
7 p.m. – NFL Total Access – LIVE
9 p.m. – NFL’s Top 10: Rookie Seasons
10 p.m. – NFL’s Top 10: Draft Steals
11 p.m. – NFL Total Access – Re-Air
1 a.m. – Undrafted – Season 3, Episode 5
2 a.m.– Undrafted – Season 3, Episode 6

Thursday, March 2
7 a.m. – Good Morning Football – LIVE
10 a.m. – Good Morning Football – Re-Air
1 p.m. – Combine Press Conferences – Live Coverage
5 p.m. – NFL’s Top 10: Rookie Seasons
6 p.m. – NFL’s Top 10: Draft Steals
7 p.m. – NFL Total Access – LIVE
9 p.m. – NFL’s Top 10: Heisman Trophy Winners in the NFL
10 p.m. – NFL’s Top 10: Fastest Players
11 p.m. – NFL Total Access – Re-Air
1 a.m. – Undrafted – Season 3, Episode 7
2 a.m. – Undrafted – Season 3, Episode 8

Friday, March 3
7:00 AM – Good Morning Football – LIVE

9:00 AM – 2017 NFL Scouting Combine: Running Backs, Offensive Linemen and Special Teams – Live Coverage
3-hour edition airs at 4 p.m., 8 p.m. and Midnight
7 p.m. – NFL Total Access – LIVE
Encores at 11 p.m.

Saturday, March 4
9:00 AM – 2017 NFL Scouting Combine: Quarterbacks, Wide Receivers and Tight Ends – Live Coverage
3-hour edition airs at 4 p.m., 8 p.m. and Midnight
7 p.m. – NFL Total Access – LIVE
Encores at 11 p.m.

Sunday, March 5

9:00 AM – 2017 NFL Scouting Combine: Defensive Linemen and Linebackers – Live Coverage
COVERAGE
3-hour edition airs at 4 p.m., 8 p.m. and Midnight
7 p.m. – NFL Total Access – LIVE
Encores at 11 p.m.

Monday, March 6

7 a.m. – Good Morning Football – LIVE
9 a.n. – 2017 NFL Scouting Combine: Defensive Backs – Live Coverage
3-hour edition airs at 4 p.m., 8 p.m. and Midnight
7 p.m. – NFL Total Access – LIVE
Encores at 11 p.m.

ABOUT NFL MEDIAL: NFL Media is comprised of NFL Network, NFL Films, NFL.com, NFL Now, NFL Mobile
from Verizon and NFL RedZone.

Seven days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, fans turn to NFL Network to receive information and insight straight from the field, team headquarters, league offices and everywhere the NFL is making news. Launched in 2003, NFL Network gives fans unprecedented year-round inside access to all NFL events, including the Super Bowl, Playoffs, regular season, preseason, Pro Bowl, Pro Football Hall of Fame induction weekend, NFL Draft, NFL Scouting Combine, Senior Bowl, league meetings, minicamps and training camps.

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NFL content has never been more popular across the media landscape. According to the Nielsen Company, 199 million people tuned into the 2015 NFL regular season representing 78 percent of all television homes and 67 percent of potential viewers in the U.S. NFL games accounted for the top 25 and 46 of the 50 most-watched TV shows among all programming in 2015.

On your mark.

Get set.

Run! (for charity, that is!)

Fans can join NFL Network in supporting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® as part of its collaboration with NFL PLAY 60 by submitting & sharing a video of themselves running the ’40-Yard Dash’

The 2017 NFL Scouting Combine is fast approaching and fans are once again gearing up to watch some of the top prospects showcase their athletic skills in front of scouts, GM’s and coaches exclusively on NFL Network. Through the years ‘Run Rich Run’ has become an annual tradition at the NFL Scouting Combine and Rich Eisen, host of The Rich Eisen Show on AT&T AUDIENCE Network, has been the driving force behind the initiative. He will once again don a pair of Under Armour cleats, along with a suit and tie and run the 40-yard dash.

At the close of the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine, Eisen will run the 40 for the 13th time, and like last year ‘Run Rich Run’ will benefit the NFL PLAY 60 relationship with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, which is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. Since 2012, NFL PLAY 60 has been the ‘Official Champion of Play’ at St. Jude, helping to give all kids the chance to play.

“We are incredibly grateful for the NFL PLAY 60 partnership and Rich Eisen for the continued support of our lifesaving work and commitment to raising awareness and funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,” said Richard Shadyac Jr., President and CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “The NFL PLAY 60 collaboration shines a positive light on our Child Life program, and Eisen’s broadcasting influence, passionate voice and commitment to the St. Jude kids during the ‘Run Rich Run’ campaign contributes to the success of our mission of finding cures for children fighting cancer and other life-threatening diseases.”

“I’m touched and honored by the chance to do anything on behalf of St. Jude and the terrific partners of ‘Run Rich Run’ who support it. I want to thank everyone in advance of those who will send in a video and take part to save the lives of children who need the help,” Eisen told USA Today and NFL Network. “If only any of that could make me run faster.”

Fans can show their support, while demonstrating their own athleticism by submitting videos of themselves running the 40-yard dash. NFL Network will donate $1 for every use of the hashtags #RunRichRun and #StJude, with a maximum donation of $25,000. Along with their submissions, fans are encouraged to donate money to help support the lifesaving mission and ensure families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

To kick off ‘Run Rich Run’ fundraising, Courtyard Marriott, Under Armour and AT&T AUDIENCE Network, now part of the AT&T family, have also pledged $25,000 to help support play therapy at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. As the Official Champion of Play at St. Jude, NFL PLAY 60 has pledged to support the needs of its Child Life program, which helps children cope with the stress of their illness through therapeutic play and other activities, promoting development, self-expression and peer interaction among other benefits. Child Life is an integral part of the medical team at St. Jude and is visible in every clinical arena from patient care to program development.

To submit videos running the 40 and to support NFL PLAY 60’s collaboration along with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, fans can visit: NFL.com/RunRichRun.

Fans can also submit ‘Run Rich Run’ videos via YouTube, Twitter and Instagram using the following hashtags: #RunRichRun #StJude.

This year, 4-time Olympic Gold Medalist and former 200-meter world record holder Michael Johnson will train Eisen for his 40-yard dash immediately following his appearance on The Rich Eisen Show this Friday. Highlights and clips of their training will air on The Rich Eisen Show next week as well as during NFL Network’s coverage of the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine.

Last year, Eisen set a personal best with a 5.94 second 40-yard dash time. All of Eisen’s 40-yard dash times are provided below:

Year – Seconds
2016 – 5.94
2015 – 6.10
2014 – 5.98
2013 – 6.03
2012 – 6.03
2011 – 6.18
2010 – 6.21
2009 – 6.34
2008 – 6.34
2007 – 6.43
2006 – 6.22
2005 – 6.77

The 2017 NFL Scouting Combine will air exclusively on NFL Network March 3-6.

ABOUT NFL MEDIA: NFL Media is comprised of NFL Network, NFL Films, NFL.com, NFL Now, NFL Mobile from Verizon and NFL RedZone.

Seven days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, fans turn to NFL Network to receive information and insight straight from the field, team headquarters, league offices and everywhere the NFL is making news. Launched in 2003, NFL Network gives fans unprecedented year-round inside access to all NFL events, including the Super Bowl, Playoffs, regular season, preseason, Pro Bowl, Pro Football Hall of Fame induction weekend, NFL Draft, NFL Scouting Combine, Senior Bowl, league meetings, minicamps and training camps.

Currently in more than 72 million homes, NFL Network has carriage agreements with each of the country’s largest television providers including Comcast, DIRECTV, DISH Network, Cablevision, Cox, Charter, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-Verse.

For fans on the go, all NFL Network programming can also be streamed live on the NFL Mobile from Verizon app (NFL.com/mobile), the NFL app delivered on XBOX from Microsoft and Apple TV, and through Watch NFL Network (NFL.com/watch), with participating cable and satellite providers. For more information, log on to NFL.com/nflnetwork. NFL.com is the exclusive internet home of NFL Network.

NFL content has never been more popular across the media landscape. According to the Nielsen Company, the 2014 NFL regular season reached 202.3 million unique viewers, representing 80 percent of all television homes and 68 percent of potential viewers in the U.S. NFL games accounted for the top 20 and 45 of the 50 most-watched TV shows among all programming in 2014.

ABOUT ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL®: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent, and we won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, liking St. Jude on Facebook (facebook.com/stjude) and following us on Twitter (@stjude).