Nineteen current and former NFL players will take part in the 10th annual NFL Broadcast Boot Camp on May 16-19 at NFL Films in Mt. Laurel, NJ. Another six players who graduated from previous Broadcast Boot Camps will participate in an “Advanced Broadcasting” program.

The four-day boot camp, co-directed by the NFL Player Engagement and NFL broadcasting departments, will feature instructors from top broadcast and radio networks, including Big Ten Network, CBS, ESPN, FOX, NBC, NFL Network, SiriusXM, and Westwood One Radio.

Participants will receive hands-on instruction in tape study, editing, studio and show preparation and production meetings, radio production and field reporting. Each player will tape segments as a game analyst and as a field reporter, and will have a chance to serve as a live guest host on SiriusXM NFL Radio.

The “Advanced Broadcasting” curriculum will include one-on-one coaching and feedback from faculty members, as well as a voiceover audition with EA Sports. Players will further develop their skills in play-by-play analysis, radio broadcasting, field reporting and other techniques.

“Over the last decade, this program has resulted in numerous career opportunities for our players in the competitive broadcasting field,” said NFL Vice President of Player Engagement Charles Way. “The boot camp not only provides players with the skills but also the confidence to succeed in the media industry.”

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Participants will have the opportunity to earn a guest host spot with one of the league’s United Kingdom broadcasting partners during the 2016 season. Former NFL players Jabari Greer and Ben Hartsock served as studio analysts for Sky Sports in the U.K. one Sunday last season.

More than one-third of the more than 200 players who have taken part in NFL Broadcast Boot Camp have earned broadcasting jobs through their participation in the program.

Players are selected through an application process based on NFL playing experience, essays, and demonstrated interest in media.

The list of players scheduled to participate includes:



Emmanuel Acho

Free Agent

David Anderson*

Former Player (HOU, WAS)

Bobby Carpenter

Former Player (DAL, DET, MIA, NE)

Willie Colon*

Free Agent

Eric Decker


Braylon Edwards

Former Player (CLE, NYJ, SEA, SF)

Brad Hopkins

Former Player (TEN)

James Ihedigbo

Free Agent

Rashad Johnson


Ben Leber*

Former Player (MIN, SD, STL)

Brandon London

Former Player (MIA)

Langston Moore

Former Player (ARI, DET, CIN)

Will Overstreet

Former Player (ATL)

Mike Pouncey


Marcus Price*

Former Player (BUF, NO, SD)

Marcel Reece


Stan Routt

Former Player (HOU, KC, OAK)

Geoff Schwartz


Freddie Scott

Former Player (ATL, IND)

Duane Starks

Former Player (ARI, BAL, NE, OAK)

Brandon Stokley

Former Player (BAL, DEN, IND, NYG, SEA)

Adalius Thomas*

Former Player (BAL, NE)

Clevan “Tank” Williams*

Former Player (MIN, TEN)

DJ Williams

Former Player (CHI, DEN)

Dave Zastudil

Former Player (ARI, BAL, CLE)

* Advanced Broadcasting program participants

The list of NFL broadcasting talent and production staff who will lend their expertise to the program includes:



Glenn Adamo

NFL Network

Kenny Albert


Michelle Amos

NFL Films

Brian Baldinger

NFL Network

James Brown


Quentin Carter

Big 10 Network

Mark Champion

NFL Play-by-Play

Steve Cohen


Mike Corey


Greg Cosell

NFL Films

Howard Deneroff

Westwood One

Victor Frank


Ryan Galvin


Rob Gill

NFL Films

Annie Hoffman Goodrich

Sportscast Stars Training

Bob Goodrich

Sportscast Stars Training

Scott Graham

Westwood One

Dan Hellie

NFL Network

Ron Jaworski


Arthur Joseph

Vocal Awareness

Linda Kane

NFL Films

Seth Markman


Gerry Matalon

Playbook, Inc.

Curt Menefee


Bruce Murray


Nick Pavlatos


Merrill Reese

WIP Radio Philadelphia

Jason Romano


Ray Smaltz

RaySun Productions

Debbie Steer

NFL Films

Chip Swain

NFL Films

Ross Tucker


Jacob Ullman


Solomon Wilcots

CBS/NFL Network