Bedford, TX November 24, 2015: College Gridiron Showcase is back for it’s 2nd year.
College Gridiron Showcase & Symposium is a College football All Star football event for ALL Divisions of College Football Seniors. This event will be from January 10thto the 13th in Bedford, TX at Pennington Field. This showcase and symposium provides exposure and education for all players! The players will be selected by a panel of football experts to take part in our workout. The players will receive professional coaching, mentoring, life coaching, be interviewed by scouts, and attend seminars that will benefit them as they move forward in their professional lives in or out of football. The official team hotel is the Holiday Inn in Bedford, TX – 2 miles from the field.
The practices will showcase the players to scouts and executives from the NFL and other top professional leagues. The players will attend meetings, have practice, and have personal interviews with the scouts and executives from these professional clubs.
*** ALL players will be responsible for transportation to the event *** This year’s event will also contain a strong professional football education symposium component. The athletes attending our event will have seminars relating to Financial Education, Life as a Professional Athlete, Player Expectations (on and off field), first-hand accounts from former NFL rookies, social media responsibilities, and more.
History of the Event
Last year’s event, which took place on January 31, 2015 in Arlington, TX, produced 10 NFL Draft Picks, 53 signed undrafted free agents and 22 rookie camp invitees, totaling 85 of our 104 (81%) athletes getting opportunities in the NFL. We also boast the top pick (#1) in the 2015 CFL draft play in our event. From the players who attended NFL training camps (63), 12 made the 53-man roster, 11 made practice roster and 2 were placed on Injured Reserve. That is 25 players (40%). For a first time event, that is a large number.
Our event also saw scouts from 31 of the 32 NFL Clubs and 7 of the 9 CFL Clubs. Overall we had more than 100 scouts in attendance of our practices and interviews of our athletes.