Top NFL Producers & Talent to Instruct Players: CBS’ James Brown to Serve as Host Joined By John Saunders, Ron Jaworski, Kenny Albert, Solomon Wilcots & Dick Vermeil.

“Advanced” Curriculum Offered to 4 Former Boot Campers Players can earn guest hosting opportunity on NFL TV and radio partners in U.K.

Twenty four current and former NFL players, including Pro Bowlers A.J. HAWK (Green Bay), TORRY HOLT (retired), RICKY WATTERS (retired), ERIC MOULDS (retired), and JEFF FEAGLES (retired) will take part in the seventh annual NFL Broadcast Boot Camp at NFL Films in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey from June 17-20, the NFL announced today.

"This boot camp is more than an introduction to the many facets of the sports broadcasting industry," says TROY VINCENT, Senior Vice President of NFL Player Engagement. "It is a hands-on, demanding course for current and former players who seek a career in broadcasting after their NFL playing experience. Nearly 40% of the players who participated in past camps have earned broadcasting jobs."

The program, directed by the NFL Player Engagement and NFL Broadcasting departments, covers a wide range of topics with instructors from each of the NFL’s broadcast partners – CBS, ESPN, FOX, NBC, NFL Network, SiriusXM, Dial Global Radio, plus local radio and TV.  It will include hands-on work in areas such as tape study, editing, show preparation, radio production, control room operation, studio preparation, production meetings, field reporting and game preparation.  Each player will tape segments as a studio and game analyst and take part in a networking session with television executives.  Each player also will serve as a live guest host on SiriusXM NFL Radio.

With the longer offseason, the Broadcast Boot Camp is the record 10th post-NFL career training program offered in 2013 by NFL Player Engagement to assist current and former players.  For further information, please visit https://www.nflplayerengagement.com/.

Four veteran Broadcast Boot Campers – CHAD BROWN (Class of 2012), KEVIN O’CONNELL (2012), TAKEO SPIKES (2007) and ROLAND WILLIAMS (2007) – will participate in “Boot Camp Advanced” featuring one-on-one training with faculty members offering extensive training in speech and vocal techniques, getting the most out of production meetings, and studio and play-by-play analysis.

In addition, players from this year’s NFL Broadcast Boot Camp class will have the opportunity to earn a guest hosting spot on one of the league’s United Kingdom broadcasting partners during the 2013 season. Last season former NFL players TROY BROWN and MARK TAUSCHER were selected to serve as studio analysts for an NFL regular-season Sunday on Sky Sports in the U.K.

Of the 128 players who took part in the Broadcast Boot Camp from 2007-2012, 48 have earned broadcasting jobs as a result of their participation in the program.

Enrollment criteria for the Broadcast Boot Camp include NFL playing experience, essays, and demonstrated interest in media.

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 (retired players) reach more than 2,000 NFL players and spouses each year through a variety of programs and service offerings focused on assisting with 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.

Following are the current and former NFL players enrolled in the NFL Broadcast Boot Camp:

Player

Team

 

Player

Team

Ramses Barden

NYG

 

Anthony McFarland

Retired (TB, IND)

Chad Brown*

Retired (NE, PIT, SEA)

 

Eric Moulds

Retired (BUF, HST, TEN)

LaMar Campbell

Retired (DET)

 

Kevin O’Connell*

Free Agent

Doug Chapman

Retired (MIN)

 

Jordan Palmer

Free Agent

Matt Chatham

Retired (NE, NYJ )

 

Bryan Scott

BUF

Michael Clayton

Retired (TB, NYG)

 

Takeo Spikes*

Free Agent

Na’il Diggs

Free Agent

 

Drew Stanton

ARZ

Jeff Feagles

Retired (PHI, ARZ, NYG, NE)

 

Ben Utecht

Retired (IND, CIN, )

A.J. Hawk

GB

 

Benjamin Watson

NO

Torry Holt

Retired (SL, JAX)

 

Ricky Watters

Retired (SF, PHI,SEA)

Tommy Knight

Retired (ARZ, BLT)

 

Steve Weatherford

NYG

Charly Martin

SEA

 

Roland Williams*

Retired (SL, OAK, TB, SL)

* advanced participants


With more than 400 years of broadcasting experience, following are the NFL broadcasting talent and production staff who will lend their expertise to the program: 

 

Name

Network

Glenn Adamo

NFL Films

Kenny Albert

FOX

Brian Baldinger

NFL Network

Bill Brown

FOX

James Brown

CBS, Showtime

Quentin Carter

Big Ten Network

Mark Champion

NFL play-by-play

Steve Cohen

SiriusXM

Greg Cosell

NFL Films

Howard Deneroff

Dial Global Radio

Victor Frank

CBS

Fred Gaudelli

NBC

Rob Gill

NFL Films

Annie Hoffman Goodrich

Media Consultant

Bob Goodrich

Former MNF producer

Ron Jaworski

ESPN

Arthur Joseph

Voice Consultant

Howard Katz

NFL

Gerry Matalon

ESPN

Seth Markman

ESPN

Dick Maxwell

NFL

Steve Menzel

NFL Films

Nick Pavlatos

SiriusXM

Pete Radovich

CBS

Jason Romano

ESPN

Mike Rosenstein

NFL Films

Michelle Salvatore

Compass Media

Gerry Sandusky

WBAL-TV

John Saunders

ESPN

Ray Smaltz

Game producer

Ben Stauber

CBS Sports Network

Chip Swain

NFL Films

Ross Tucker

Comcast/SiriusXM

Jacob Ullman

FOX

Dick Vermeil

Former NFL coach/broadcaster

Marc Watts

NFL Network

Solomon Wilcots

CBS/NFL Network/SiriusXM

   

Mark Wolff

CBS