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HBCU Combine

Reese's SENIOR BOWL HBCU Combine

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Mission

  • Provide exposure, mentorship, and development opportunities for HBCU prospects
  • Simplify talent identification and prospect evaluation

Dates
January 28-30, 2022
 

Schedule (Tentative)

Friday, January 28

  • AM: Players arrive  
  • Administration (Registration/Measurables/Medicals/Drug Testing)
  • Evening Program
    • Welcome Meeting
    • Mentoring
    • Club Interviews

Saturday, January 29

  • On-Field Workouts
  • Club Interviews/Departures

Sunday, January 30

  • Departures
     

Location
Mobile, AL

  • On-Field Day: University of South Alabama Training Center

Goals and Objectives

  • Goal for 2022 HBCU Combine: 
  • Increase the amount of HBCU players drafted and signed as UDFAs (2021: 0 drafted, less than 10 signed as UDFAs)
  • Elevate the perception of HBCU athletes and the HBCU Combine; hosting the event in partnership with Senior Bowl provides additional credibility
  • Build relationship between NFL and incoming players (mentorship with current NFL players and Legends)
  • Engage cross-functional working group to build plan/content/engagement to elevate HBCU Combine and generate partnerships
    • Maximize publicity of Combine on broadcast/social media utilizing NFL Network talent, Legends, current players and influencers in the HBCU space
    • Incorporate unique programming or event
    • Collaborate with Sponsorship to explore partnership interest
  • Provide experience opportunities for football personnel (athletic training, video...).  Similar initiatives during other tentpole events
     

Success Factors

  • Number of NFL clubs attending Combine
  • Number of players drafted/signed as UDFAs based on previous years
  • Career path for interns

Media Contacts:

Dave Rogers
Director of Marketing and Brand Strategy

Molly Middleton
Media Relations Coordinator

OFFICE: 251.438.2276