Archive for June, 2015

NFL Media Adds Reporters Rand Getlin & James Palmer

Getlin Will Be Based in Los Angeles & Cover League-wide Topics

Working out of Denver, Palmer Joins a Growing Network of Regionally Based NFL Media Reporters

Reporters Rand Getlin and James Palmer have joined NFL Media, it was announced today. Both will begin their work for NFL Media on Wednesday, July 1.

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Hyundai Going Pro: Announces Official National Football League Sponsorship

Four-Year Deal Allows Hyundai to Tap into the Passionate Fan Base of the Most Popular Sport in the U.S.

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., and NEW YORK, June 29, 2015 – Hyundai Motor loves sports and has a long history of celebrating fan passion across the globe. In its latest sports marketing venture, Hyundai is now an official automotive sponsor of the National Football League. The NFL has the largest and most avid fan base among U.S. sports, and Hyundai will soon connect this passion with the enthusiasm Hyundai owners have for their vehicles.

“We are huge football fans at Hyundai and feel there is no better venue to reach consumers, increase consideration and tell the Hyundai brand story,” said Dave Zuchowski, president and CEO, Hyundai Motor America. “We can’t wait to show the NFL’s 188 million fans the great design, advanced technologies, dynamic performance and numerous safety features within the Hyundai lineup. The NFL and Hyundai also share a commitment to helping the communities where we do business, another important aspect of our sponsorship.”

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NFL Foundation, National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), Gatorade And Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society (PFATS) Expand Commitment To Fund Athletic Trainers In Underserved High Schools Nationwide


St. Louis, June 24, 2015 – At the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) 66th Clinical Symposia and AT Expo in St. Louis today, the NFL Foundation, NATA, Gatorade and the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society (PFATS) announced the expansion of the athletic trainer outreach program for the 2015-2016 school year, funding additional athletic trainers in underserved high schools nationwide. The groups will contribute more than $2 million to the program, doubling last year’s $1 million contribution, as well as provide educational resources, hydration solutions, equipment and programmatic support.

In August, a nationwide contest will launch to give high schools across the country an opportunity to win funding for athletic trainers to help ensure the safety of their youth athletes. In addition, NFL teams will continue to provide athletic trainers in NFL communities where they are most urgently needed, building on efforts started by the Chicago Bears in 2013 and taken up by 16 NFL teams in 2014. To date, the outreach program is impacting more than 160,000 youth athletes across more than 670 schools nationwide.

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NFL Rookie Symposium Kicks Off Sunday, Sessions To Stress History, Total Wellness, Social & Professional Responsibility

AFC rookies to attend June 21-24, NFC rookies June 24-27

The NFL kicks off its 18th Rookie Symposium on Sunday, June 21, emphasizing the sport’s legacy and tradition of character and leadership, as well as social and professional responsibility. The four-day orientation held at the Bertram Inn and Conference Center in Aurora, Ohio, will introduce the 2015 NFL Draft class to life in the NFL prior to the rookies reporting to training camps next month.

The NFL Rookie Symposium is an orientation for all drafted rookies based on the four core values of the league – Responsibility to Team, Respect, Integrity and Resilience. The symposium includes presentations, videos and workshops on player health and safety, decision making, mental health, substance abuse, finance, building a winning culture and bystander intervention.

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NFL Player Engagement, Pro Football Hall Of Fame And Wharton School To Host Inaugural NFL Prep Academy

Four-Day Program Slated for June 17-20 at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania

 Hall of Famer Anthony Muñoz to Deliver Keynote Address

The inaugural NFL PREP ACADEMY, an invitation-only program designed for elite high school football student-athletes and their parent or guardian to teach the values of education, character, leadership, and community outreach, kicks off today at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, the NFL and the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced.

This four-day program features a variety of classroom presentations that include “Goal Setting,” “Values,” “Academic and Career Planning,” “Healthy Relationships,” “Life Beyond Football,” and “Leadership & Character Development.”  The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania helped develop the curriculum and Wharton faculty and staff will assist the students in the classroom. The Jefferson Awards Foundation (JAF) will direct leadership and community engagement sessions, training participants to drive youth-led service in their home communities, equipping them with the tools to inspire change and encouraging them to reach their maximum impact on and off the field.

In keeping with NFL Player Engagement’s industry leading peer-to-peer model, students will gain knowledge and insight from those who have been successful on the field.  Sessions will include instruction from former NFL players who are trained as Transition Coaches, including GARRY COBB, STEVE FITZHUGH, SCOTT GALBRAITH, EDDIE MASON, FREDDIE SCOTT and TONY STEWART.  Pro Football Hall of Famer ANTHONY MUÑOZ will deliver the keynote address and will be in attendance throughout the program.

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NFL Legends Community Newsletter – June 2015

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The NFL League Office stays in regular contact with its former players, passing along vital information via email each month about benefits and services available to them & their families as well as alerting them to where other members of the NFL Legends Community are currently living and working.

The June 2015 edition of NFL Legends Community Newsletter included a list of 20 player alumni who have gone on to successful careers on and off the field. To view the full edition, click here.

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NFL Names Jordan Levin SVP & Chief Content Officer

The NFL named Jordan Levin as its first ever Senior Vice President, Chief Content Officer, it was announced today by Brian Rolapp, Executive Vice President of Media for the NFL.

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Jabari Greer & Ben Hartsock Earn U.K. TV Studio Analyst Posts For 2015 NFL Regular-Season Sunday

Former NFL players JABARI GREER and BEN HARTSOCK who participated in the 2015 NFL BOOT CAMP: BROADCASTING will spend one regular-season Sunday working on-air for one of the league’s United Kingdom television partners.

The announcement was made at the conclusion of the NFL Boot Camp: Broadcasting in Mt. Laurel, NJ, where Greer and Hartsock, both 10-year veterans, and 21 other players spent four days learning from talent, producers and executives from each of the NFL’s broadcast partners. The dates of the assignments will be determined closer to the kickoff of the 2015 NFL season.

Last season former NFL players JE’ ROD CHERY and EVAN MOORE were selected to serve as studio analysts for an NFL regular-season Sunday on Sky Sports in the U.K.

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2015 Roster Of Officials Confirmed


The NFL roster of game officials for the 2015 season will include one new referee and 10 first-year NFL officials among the group of 122, the league announced today.

Veteran NFL official JOHN HUSSEY has been promoted to referee to replace BILL LEAVY, who will join the NFL officiating staff as a supervisor.  Hussey has spent the past 13 seasons as a line judge and has officiated in nine playoff games, including Super Bowl XLV.

“John Hussey has proven to be an outstanding official and we expect that to continue as he moves to the referee position,” said NFL Vice President of Officiating DEAN BLANDINO.

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National Football League and Yahoo Partner to Deliver First-Ever Global Live Stream of an NFL Game

NFL game will be distributed to fans worldwide for free

across an array of digital devices

The National Football League (NFL) announced today that it has selected Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) as its exclusive partner to deliver the first-ever live stream of an NFL game to a global audience across devices and for free. This partnership will bring the NFL’s International Series game in London, between the Buffalo Bills and Jacksonville Jaguars on October 25, to Yahoo properties globally, including Yahoo, Yahoo Sports, Yahoo Screen and Tumblr, which attract more than one billion monthly users.

“The NFL has always been committed to being at the forefront of media innovation. Through this partnership with Yahoo – one of the world’s most recognizable digital brands – we are taking another important step in that direction as we continue to closely monitor the rapidly evolving digital media landscape,” said Roger Goodell, Commissioner of the National Football League.

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