I had the opportunity to attend the 2018 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl in Pasadena, CA at the Rose Bowl. I had full access media pass from being on the field, press box, and press conference. The experience was incredible! This entire week was, as you may know earlier this week I had the opportunity to see how the NFL hopefuls where prepped by the NFLPA (NFL Players Association) such as learning how to pick an agent, financial education, and getting prepared for a professional game it was the full simulation of what NFL players go through on a weekly basis.
After speaking with multiple players this week their response was the same, they couldn't believe how great the overall experience was for them in the words of Brandon Hodges who had unforeseen family matters this week said "This is a great experience, great opportunity to exploit your talents, and get noticed. So any future guys out there this is the Bowl if you get an invite accept it, this is where you need to be!"
I also had the opportunity of interviewing two awesome individuals that worked directly at the NFLPA (Luis Gonzalez & Carl Francis) they were super candid and gave great interviews! I really learned a lot from them about the planning and what it takes to host and event like this but most important seeing how the NFLPA provides great opportunities not just for future players but also current and retired players who are looking to either stay in the game as a coach, General Manager (GM), and even learning how to become a ref, which really surprised me but in a good way! Having former players be refs In my opinion who benefit the game, they have lived and breathed it! So why not, ref the game and make it better!
This week I was given this opportunity by the producers Anthony Rose and host/longtime friend MJ Dawson of Codeblack Life. I spent most of my time with them and they made this experience an incredible one to remember! Checkout the video below!
You will also see player interviews from (Demario Richard, Frankie Luvu, Brandon Hodges, Will Dissly, Troy Apke). Be sure to comment below and let me know your thoughts!
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