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Reeseā€™s Senior Bowl adds six to scouting staff

Thu, Sep 13, 2018

MOBILE, Ala. (Sept. 13) – The Reese’s Senior Bowl is proud to announce the completion of its football operations staff with six new additions.  Collectively, the recent hires have a total of 69 years of college scouting experience in the National Football League.  

The 2019 Reese's Senior Bowl is on Saturday, Jan. 26.

The veteran scouting staff will consist of Zac Bocian (West Coast), Jim Jauch (Northeast), Ryan Kessenich (Midwest), and Seth Turner (Midlands).  In addition, the game has also added two in-house scouting assistants that spent 2018 training camp with NFL clubs: Dante Fargnoli (Kansas City Chiefs) and Jack Gilmore (Buffalo Bills).  

 “I couldn’t be more excited about our scouting staff,” said Reese’s Senior Bowl Executive Director Jim Nagy.  “I have worked alongside all of these men over the past two decades and they are all good people and good evaluators.  

“This is a proven, experienced and well-connected staff. They have all logged an incredible amount of time on campuses across the country and we will rely on the relationships they have built in their respective regions.  Our mission is to field the best rosters we possibly can for the 32 NFL teams and having this group covering the entire country will allow us to accomplish that goal.”

Bocian spent his entire 15-year NFL scouting career with the Cleveland Browns, where he rose from the scouting assistant level to regional scout.

Jauch is the senior member of the group with 25 years in the NFL.  He spent the majority of his career (17 years) with the San Diego Chargers and recently served as a national scout with the New York Jets.

Kessenich, a 10-year scouting veteran, spent the past six years with the Chicago Bears, where he served in a national scouting capacity.  

Turner spent 14 of his 19 NFL seasons with Tampa Bay and won a Super Bowl ring with the Buccaneers in 2002.  

The 70th Annual Reese’s Senior Bowl is slated for January 26, 2019 in Mobile, Ala. The game kicks off at 1:30pm CT on NFL Network. The first of three practices for the South and North teams is on Tuesday, January 22.