For the first time in the five years of the NFL Broadcast Boot Camp, the event directors will select a top performer to serve as a studio analyst for a 2011 NFL regular-season Sunday on Sky Sports in the United Kingdom.
“We are very pleased to be able to offer this opportunity to a member of the NFL Broadcast Boot Camp,” said Sky Sports NFL producer KARL BAUMANN. “It is a chance for us to introduce a new analyst to our U.K. audience and to benefit from their insight and expertise. We have been lucky to work with some outstanding NFL broadcasters and experts over the years and we are excited to see who will be joining us later this season.”
Sky Sports is the premier NFL broadcaster in the U.K. and airs 1:00 PM ET and 4:15 PM ET games live every Sunday as well as all Thursday and Saturday night games and all postseason games including the Super Bowl. Based in London, Sky Sports has been televising NFL games for more than two decades. Among notable NFL guest analysts on Sky in recent years were Mike Holmgren, Jerry Rice and Lynn Swann. In addition, FOX Sports’ Troy Aikman and Daryl Johnston served as analysts on Sky’s coverage of NFL Europe games.
“This is an exciting opportunity for one of our former players to get real-world experience and apply the skills that he learns at the Broadcast Boot Camp,” said TROY VINCENT, NFL vice president of player engagement.
The Broadcast Boot Camp, which runs from June 20-23 at NFL Films in Mt. Laurel, NJ, is directed by the NFL Player Engagement and NFL Broadcasting departments and covers a wide range of topics with instructors from each of the NFL’s broadcast partners – CBS, ESPN, FOX, NBC, NFL Network, SiriusXM Radio, Westwood One Radio, plus local radio and TV.
Of the 90 players who took part in the Broadcast Boot Camp from 2007-2010, 36 have already earned broadcasting jobs as a result of their participation in the program. Following are the former NFL players enrolled in the NFL Broadcast Boot Camp:
|Tony Banks||BAL, DAL, HOU, STL, WAS||Dustin Fox||BUF, MIN, PHI|
|Anthony Becht||ARI, NYJ, TB||Antonio Freeman||GB, PHI|
|LeCharles Bentley||CLE, NO||Drew Henson||DAL, DET|
|Rocky Boiman||IND, KC, PIT, TEN||Dan Klecko||IND, NE, PHI|
|Barrett Brooks||DET, GB, NYG, PHI, PIT||Caleb Miller||CIN|
|Rob Davis||CHI, GB, KC, NYJ||Tony Stewart||CIN, OAK, PHI|
|Nick Ferguson||BUF, CHI, DEN, HOU, NYJ||Amani Toomer||NYG|
|John Fina||ARI, BUF||Maurice Williams||DEN, JAX|