SLANTS and RSB Form Partnership
Slants Partners with The Reese’s Senior Bowl as The Official Player Tracking Provider for Practice and Game Data
Mobile, AL and New York, NY (January 27, 2021) – Slants, an AI and computer vision-based player tracking company, has partnered with the Reese’s Senior Bowl, the preeminent college football all-star game, to exclusively produce tracking data for all of the practices and the game itself.
Slants revolutionizes the way player tracking data is collected. Rather than use any wearables or cameras, Slants uses advanced computer vision algorithms and machine learning to locate and track football players entirely through video, producing metrics such as top speed and acceleration. Their technology builds off of the award-winning paper they presented at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, and since then, they have been working with NFL teams to aid in scouting.
“We are thrilled to be working with Slants this year to provide tracking data for all 32 NFL clubs. I am a big believer in the value of analytics and their technology is a game-changer for the future of scouting” said Jim Nagy, Executive Director of the Reese’s Senior Bowl.
"We are very excited to partner with Reese’s Senior Bowl to provide player tracking data,” shares Slants Co-Founder, Ali Shah. Another Slants Co-Founder, Ameen Ajmeri, adds, “This year, more than any other year, data will be a crucial piece in the scouting and evaluation of prospective NFL players. We are looking forward to providing a unique lens into player performance at the Senior Bowl.”
Officially launched in 2019, Slants is an AI based company that produces player tracking data for football players. Using advanced computer vision and machine learning algorithms, Slants generates positional data at a rate of 10 times per second, allowing users to understand metrics such as top speed, acceleration, and distance traveled. The company is led by co-founders Omar Ajmeri, Ali Shah, and Ameen Ajmeri, all NYU graduates. More information can be found at www.slants.ai
About The Reese’s Senior Bowl:
The Reese’s Senior Bowl is widely regarded as the preeminent college football all-star game and the first stage in the NFL Draft process. It is also the only all-star game coached by complete NFL staffs. More than 900 NFL personnel, including key decision-makers from all 32 teams, and over 700 media members from around the country were credentialed for last year’s game week. In each of the past two years, the game has produced 93 total picks, which represents 37% of the entire draft, including 40 both years in the first three rounds.
Practices for the 72nd annual game this upcoming January will be aired on NFL Network and ESPN with game coverage exclusively on the NFL Network. For more information about the game and weekly events please visit http://www.seniorbowl.com or follow the Reese’s Senior Bowl on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.
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