Steve Weatherford’s reaction to winning the NFC Championship Game in San Francisco will forever be remembered thanks to NFL Films. Now the punter, who’s never been shy around a camera, will head to its headquarters in Mt. Laurel, N.J., to learn how it all works, taking part in the seventh annual NFL Broadcast Boot Camp.
Twenty-four current and former NFL players, including wide receiver Ramses Barden and former Giants Jeff Feagles and Michael Clayton, will work hands-on in areas such as tape study, editing, production, and field reporting. Directed by the NFL Player Engagement and NFL Broadcasting departments, the program will take place June 17-20 with instructors from each of the NFL’s broadcast partners – CBS, ESPN, FOX, NBC, NFL Network, SiriusXM, Dial Global Radio, plus local radio and TV.
“This boot camp is more than an introduction to the many facets of the sports broadcasting industry,” Senior Vice President of NFL Player Engagement Troy Vincent said. “It is a hands-on, demanding course for current and former players who seek a career in broadcasting after their NFL playing experience.”
Of the 128 players who participated in the boot camp in the last five years, 48 have earned broadcasting jobs as a result of their participation in the program. Enrollment criteria for the Broadcast Boot Camp include NFL playing experience, essays, and demonstrated interest in media.
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