Assistant Coaches announced for 2012 AstroTurf NFLPA Collegiate BowlJan 5, 2012
College All-Star Game to be held at Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. on January 21, 2012
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The NFL Players Association is proud to announce that Martin Bayless, Isaac Bruce, John Bunting, Jeff Burris, Frank Gansz, Jr., Jim Hanifan, Carl Hairston, Matthew Hatchette, Eric Hicks, Vonnie Holliday, Priest Holmes, Billy Long, Rod Martin, Kevin Mawae, Steve Ortmayer, Tony Richardson, Greg Robinson, Terry Shea, Bob Saunders, Will Shields, Ted Tollner and Eric Warfield will coach in the 2012 AstroTurf NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.
They will serve as assistant coaches under the direction of Super Bowl-winning coaches Tom Flores and Dick Vermeil. The American and National coaching staffs and their rosters face off on January 21 at the Home Depot Center on the campus of California State University Dominguez Hills in Carson, Calif. Kickoff is 3 p.m. PT.
Standout players and coaches, both active and former, will come together from the top professional and collegiate ranks to help 100 draft-eligible players showcase their talent on the NBC Sports Network and in front of 25,000 fans and scouts.
The AstroTurf NFLPA Collegiate Bowl will be more than just an all-star game for participants as the week-long educational experience will provide them with valuable information on how to succeed both on and off the field. The hand-picked staffs of Vermeil and Flores are committed to engaging and educating the game's participants on preparing for the business of football.
The week will also bring the excitement of professional football back to Los Angeles as the player participants interact with the Southern California community through youth clinics and fan appreciation initiatives.
Hollywood glitz and glamour will also be incorporated as the NFLPA PULSE Awards will be held in downtown L.A. on the eve of the game. The annual event honors some of the biggest names in the NFL for their accomplishments both on and off the field.
Exciting partnerships with some of the most recognizable names in sporting events ensures the AstroTurf NFLPA Collegiate Bowl will provide a professional-level experience for its players, fans and sponsors. The Home Depot Center has hosted some of the finest competitions in international athletics, where AstroTurf will unveil an innovative field. AEG and IMG bring elite management teams and unparalleled sporting event expertise to the inaugural game.
Tickets went on sale nationwide through Tickermaster.com in November.