All22 and CGS Strike Partnership That Will Allow International Players to Showcase Talents to NFL, CFL, and Other Pro Leagues
Today, All22 – The Global Scouting Network and College Gridiron Showcase (CGS) announced a partnership to give elite international players an opportunity to exhibit their talents in front of professional teams at the 2022 CGS Small College Showcase presented by BodyData January 7 – 9, 2022 in Fort Worth, TX.
Through All22, select international athletes will have all expenses covered for the Showcase, allowing them showcase their skills next to the best draft-eligible college athletes in the US and in front of executives and scouts from the NFL, CFL and other professional leagues. Selected players from the group will be able to compete in 2022 College Gridiron Showcase (January 8 – 12).
Said CGS executive Director Jose Jefferson, “Each year, CGS prides itself on our growth and ability to find new, innovative ways to promote players – not just in North America, but across the globe. We are very excited about the partnership with All 22 and the prospect of giving international players na even brighter spotlight.
All22 scouts from across five continents and 60+ countries will observe, evaluate and identify four football players who will participate in the 2022 College Gridiron Showcase.
All22 co-founder Derek Sawyer said, “We couldn’t be happier to partner with College Gridiron Showcase and provide elite international athletes a once-in-a lifetime chance to come to the States to be evaluated against some of the best players in the world. CGS has established a great reputation over the years as a destination for high-level players here in the US and now across the world.”
About All22 – The Global Scouting Network
All22 is an online platform which connects American Football teams, scouts, coaches, players and fans across the world. The ALL22 platform combines modern technology with a trusted source of verified data through the Global Scouting Network of 60+ scouts, covering 70+ countries globally. By providing accurate data across international borders, ALL22 plays a direct role in expansion of football leagues worldwide.
All members of the Global Scouting Network have been certified or trained by NFL/CFL experienced scouts. The team is spread across 6 continents with a combined experience of over 126 years in the NFL, CFL, College & other US football leagues. Collectively the group has won 17 titles – including 1 Super Bowl and 4 CFL Grey Cups.
This exclusive network of scouts administer combines, perform player evaluations, review film and collect/verify all data in the All22 network.
About the College Gridiron Showcase
The FIRST Major all-star event of the college football post-season, top college senior players, selected by a panel of football experts, will be invited to 2022 College Gridiron Showcase & Symposium to be held January 8th through 12th, 2022 in Fort Worth, Texas. Since the 2015 inaugural event, more than 600 CGS participants have been offered pro opportunities. At the 2021 College Gridiron Showcase, scouts from 30 of the 32 NFL teams, CFL teams, and other professional leagues were on hand to evaluate and meet with the players. In total, participants had the opportunity to show their stuff to more than120 professional scouts!
The first all-star event to implement an OTA format, CGS showcases players through practices and a controlled scrimmage with professional coaches. Players will also perform individual and team drills, participate in 1-on-1s, attend meetings, and, in many cases have the opportunity for personal interviews with scouts and executives. In addition to exposure to scouts, CGS provides participants with a strong professional football education component that includes mentoring, life coaching, and seminars that will benefit them as they move forward in their professional lives in or outside of football. Seminars related to financial education, the life of a professional athlete, and on- and off-field player expectations are offered. Family seminars are also available.