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Top NFL talent to instruct players at NFL Broadcast Boot Camp

NFL offers fourth NFL Broadcast Boot Camp June 21-24

Top NFL producers and talent to instruct players

CBS' James Brown to serve as host, joined by Ron Jaworski, Curt Menefee, Bob Papa and Dick Vermeil

Twenty-five current and former NFL players, including Curtis Conway, Jeff Saturday and Hines Ward, will take part in the annual NFL Broadcast Boot Camp at NFL Films in Mt. Laurel, N.J.

The program, which runs from June 21-24, is directed by the NFL broadcasting department and covers a wide range of topics with instructors from each of the NFL's broadcast partners -- CBS, ESPN, FOX, NBC, NFL Network, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, Westwood One 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 radio host on SIRIUS NFL Radio.

Of the 65 players who took part in the Broadcast Boot Camp from 2007-2009, 28 have been hired for broadcasting jobs as a result of their participation in the program.

"We continue to look for ways to help players develop skills to enhance their NFL and post-NFL careers. Many of last year's participants used this program as a career springboard and two have returned (Derek Rackley and Ross Tucker) to help this year's class," said NFL Vice President of Labor Policy and Player Development Adolpho Birch.

Added NFL Vice President of Player Development Christopher Henry, "The support of the NFL's broadcast partners will provide our players with a foundation for understanding the sports broadcasting business."

"The NFLPA will continue to develop strategic alliances that will lead to the creation of programs like the Broadcast Boot Camp. These programs provide players the opportunity to gain valuable experience and help to prepare them for life after football," said Stacy Robinson, director of player development for the NFL Players Association.

The NFL Broadcast Boot Camp is part of an ongoing NFL-NFLPA initiative to assist players in preparing for their post-playing careers. During the past four years, more than 500 players have participated in the NFL Business Management and Entrepreneurial Program. Each offseason, with the support of team and league player development departments, more than 100 NFL players independently enroll in college courses as they work toward master's or bachelor's degrees, while more than 100 others pursue career development opportunities.

Enrollment criteria for the Broadcast Boot Camp include previous participation in NFL Player Development programs, prior media experience, essays and NFL playing experience.

The following NFL players are enrolled in the NFL Broadcast Boot Camp:

Adam Archuleta, retired (CHI, STL, WAS)
Muhsin Muhammad, free agent
Jordan Babineaux, Seattle
Ryan Nece, free agent
Charlie Batch, Pittsburgh
Shaun O'Hara, N.Y. Giants
Derrick Brooks, free agent
Orlando Pace, free agent
Greg Camarillo, Miami
Jeff Saturday, Indianapolis
Curtis Conway, retired (CHI, NYJ, SD, SF)
Robert Taylor III, retired (PHI, SEA)
David Diehl, N.Y. Giants
Hollis Thomas, free agent
Marques Douglas, free agent
Jeremiah Trotter, free agent
Charlie Garner, retired (OAK, PHI, SF, TB)
Hines Ward, Pittsburgh
Reggie Hayward, Jr., Jacksonville
Matt Wilhelm, 49ers
Larry Izzo, free agent
Brandon Williams, free agent
Ben Leber, Minnesota
Micheal Young, retired (ARI)
Ovie Mughelli, Atlanta

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:

Glenn Adamo, NFL
Artie Kempner, FOX / NFL Network
Kenny Albert, FOX
Gerry Matalon, ESPN
Brian Baldinger, NFL Network
Curt Menefee, FOX
James Brown, CBS
Steve Menzel, NFL Films
Harold Bryant, CBS
Bud Morgan, ESPN Media Consultant
Quentin Carter, Big Ten Network
Bob Papa, NFL Network
Dave Cohen, Broadcasting Consultant
Nick Pavlatos, SIRIUS XM Radio
Steve Cohen, SIRIUS XM Radio
Derek Rackley, Big Ten Network/ Comcast
Greg Cosell, NFL Films
Mike Rosenstein, NFL Films
Howard David, Westwood One
Jay Rothman, ESPN
Howard Deneroff, Westwood One
Ray Smaltz, FOX
Ian Eagle, CBS
Molly Solomon, NBC
Victor Frank, CBS
Chip Swain, NFL Films
Rob Gill, NFL Films
Ross Tucker, SIRIUS XM Radio
Ron Jaworski, ESPN
Dick Vermeil, NFL Network
Arthur Joseph, NFL Network Consultant
Mark Wolff, CBS
Howard Katz, NFL

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