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.
This isn't just some celebrity waiter type thing, as you can see. This is a program the league does to help players transition from a career on the field.
Over the last three years, 65 players have participated and 28 have landed broadcasting gigs.
Expert teachers at the event include plenty of familiar names, including Dick Vermiel, but no Marshall Faulk.
Former Ram DT Hollis Thomas is also attending the boot camp.