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Senior Bowl Signs Deal with Andrews Institute



Senior Bowl Signs Deal with Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

Group led by world-renowned surgeon Dr. James Andrews will handle athletic training for nation’s top college all-star game


Mobile, AL – The Reese’s Senior Bowl, the first stage of the pre-draft process that showcased 40 percent of the entire 2022 NFL draft class, including 45 of the top 100 players, has partnered with the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine to provide all athletic training services for the nation’s most prestigious college all-star game. 


The Andrews Institute, based out of Gulf Breeze, Florida, was founded on the principles of internationally renowned orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. James Andrews. Its team will work alongside former NFL head athletic trainer and longtime Senior Bowl medical director Dean Kleinschmidt in providing all-encompassing care for game participants.  Additional athletic training support will come from a group of individuals from the National Football League’s HBCU pipeline initiative, as well as students from local Mobile area colleges.


This move was precipitated by a decision from the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society (PFATS) to cease support of the Senior Bowl and all other college all-star games following the 2021 football season.


Statement from Reese’s Senior Bowl Executive Director Jim Nagy


“The overall player experience is always at the top of our priority list and partnering with the Andrews Institute assures our players will receive the best athletic training care possible while they are in Mobile.”


Statement from James Andrews, M.D.


“The Senior Bowl is an annual tradition and a tremendous event that showcases the best talent in the nation. We’re proud to provide athletic training coverage for these talented athletes and look forward to doing so for many years to come.”


About the Reese’s Senior Bowl:

The Reese’s Senior Bowl, played in Mobile, Alabama the past 73 years, is a traditional event on the NFL scouting calendar.  More than 900 team personnel, including key decision-makers from all 32 clubs, and almost 1,000 media members from around the country are credentialed each year. Last year, the game produced 106 total picks, representing 40 percent of the entire NFL draft, including 45 of the top 100 players selected.


About the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine :


Founded upon the principles of Baptist Health Care and Dr. James Andrews, world-renowned orthopaedic surgeon, the Andrews Institute works hard to provide each and every patient with a world-class experience.


Our commitment to patients is to provide efficient and easy access to care, open communication with our physicians and staff, and a level of convenience unprecedented in any healthcare setting. At the Andrews Institute, we provide the aspects of medical services necessary to diagnose, treat and get you back to your daily life faster than ever before. You will first schedule an appointment with one of more than 30 physicians to discuss your condition and concerns. Your physician will then develop a program to help successfully address your medical needs.


Our continuum of care allows us to regularly provide all related services on one campus, often within a single-day’s visit. Our services are offered to everyone of all activity levels. Whether you are an athlete, student, full-time mom, business executive, or someone who simply wants to improve their general health and wellness, the Andrews Institute is here for you. Physicians provide services in a number of specialties to make your experience one that you will never forget – truly fast, efficient, convenient, and customized for you.


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