Thirty-six current and former NFL players will take part in the 12th annual NFL Broadcast Boot Camp April 9-11 at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, OH. Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy, Cincinnati Bengals defensive back George Iloka and NFL Legend Benjamin Hartsock are among the players participating in this year’s program.
“The Broadcast Boot Camp is Player Engagement’s most popular and longest running educational program,” said Arthur McAfee, Senior Vice President of NFL Player Engagement. “This is the first time it will be held at Bowling Green State University, and will feature 15 active players and 21 NFL Legends. The participants will benefit from a diverse staff of industry leaders from top broadcast and radio networks.”
This year’s program will focus on show preparation, radio production and field reporting. Sessions include, “Ethics in Broadcast Journalism,” “The Changing News Landscape,” “Sports Media Coverage of Social Issues” and “Calling a Game.” CBS, ESPN, FOX, NBC, NFL Network, Sirius XM and Westwood One Radio are participating.
Six Broadcast Boot Camp graduates will participate in the Advanced Broadcasting Boot Camp. The advanced curriculum was designed for graduates of the Broadcast Boot Camp who want to further develop their skills. Under the direction of CBS’s James Brown, a sportscaster for more than 30 years, the advanced group receives one-on-one coaching and feedback in all areas of sports broadcasting.
The Broadcast Boot Camp is one of several career and professional development programs NFL Player Engagement offers to current and former players and their families.