Astroturf NFLPA Collegiate Bowl Announced

Nov 8, 2011

College All-Star Game to be held at Home Depot Center
in Carson, Calif. on January 21, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today the NFL Players Association unveiled its plans to host Southern California's premier football event - The AstroTurf NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

The AstroTurf NFLPA Collegiate Bowl will be held January 21 at the Home Depot Center on the campus of California State University Dominguez Hills in Carson, Calif. Under the direction of Super Bowl-winning coaches Tom Flores and Dick Vermeil, 100 of the country's top draft prospects will showcase their talent in front of 25,000 fans and pro scouts.

However, the AstroTurf NFLPA Collegiate Bowl experience is much more than a game for participating players.

\"Our mission is to provide these young men with an unforgettable all-star game experience but just as importantly with invaluable information for their transition out of college,\" said Clark Gaines, NFLPA Assistant Executive Director. \"The NFLPA is a player's primary resource for information on the business of football, and we will educate these players on how to succeed in the NFL and in their post-football careers.\" For one week preceding the AstroTurf NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, pro-football players and coaching legends will work with the game's future stars, giving them first-hand insight on what it takes to win on and off of the field. Flores and Vermeil will provide the players with elite-level practices and playbooks and the players will interact with the community through youth clinics and more.

Tickets are on sale now and start at $15. Visit HomeDepotCenter.com.

For the latest news on the AstroTurf NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, follow twitter.com/NFLPABowl and facebook.com/NFLPACollegiateBowl.

Read more on ESPN.com: http://es.pn/vAm3TJ

Contact:

Jilane.Rodgers@nflplayers.com

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