NFL AND THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN’S ROSS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS TO HOST WEBINAR FOR 63 CURRENT AND FORMER PLAYERS

Webinar to serve as introduction for NFL Business Academy

NFL Player Engagement has partnered with the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business to co-host a webinar on July 18 for active NFL players and Legends. Spouses and significant others are also invited to participate as part of Player Engagement’s commitment to involve players’ families in the professional development and career transition process.

This year’s webinar will serve as the introduction for the third NFL Business Academy, which takes place on March 4-8, 2018. The University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, named for Miami Dolphins Owner STEPHEN M. ROSS, and the league hosted the second annual NFL Business Academy in February for 32 current and former players. During the week, participants heard from Ross faculty, successful business leaders and NFL veterans who have transitioned to careers in the corporate world.

“We are excited to offer the Business Webinar and expand upon our initiatives with the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business”, said ARTHUR MCAFEE, Senior Vice President of NFL Player Engagement. “Through this program, players will be provided with a foundation of business practices and knowledge that can aid in establishing a successful post-playing career.”

Led by University of Michigan Professor Len Middleton, the 60-minute webinar will provide an overview on finding and evaluating potential business ideas and how to start the business planning process.

“We are excited to further this partnership with the NFL Player Engagement team, especially because this webinar series extends the learning and enhances the players’ ability to apply it successfully” said MELANIE WEAVER BARNETT, Chief Executive Education Officer at Michigan Ross. “This portion of the Boot Camp Series provides the players and their significant others with a suite of opportunities covering what it takes to start and sustain entrepreneurial ventures. With this webinar, they will receive firsthand knowledge regarding the process of planning a business, building their business acumen, and developing the essential skills that will help them become successful and savvy entrepreneurs.”

The following individuals are participating in tonight’s webinar:

Tyrell Adams   Lamarr Houston
Mackensie Alexander   Richard Incognito
Dwayne Allen   Brian Ingram
Will Allen   Jordan Johnson
Jason Baker   Donta Jones
Matt Barkley   Matt Kopa
Mark Barron   Henry Lawrence
Ben Bass   Patrick Lewis
Charles Bennett   Jacob Lindsey
Ulish Booker   John Lotulelei
Carl Bradford   Steve Maneri
Kevin Brooks   Marc Mariani
Nolan Carroll   Martin Nance
Javiar Collins   Nick Novak
Morgan Cox   Alec Ogletree
Alge Crumpler   Phil Ostrowski
Dominique Curry   Vaughn Parker
Donovin Darius   Dr. Ray Perkins
Carl Davis   Chester Pitts
Jon Dekker   Neil Rackers
Patrick Devlin   Ryan Russell
Kevin Dockery   Tye Smith
Warrick Dunn   Bradley Smith
Paul Frase   Max Starks
Mike Gandy   Nigel Tharpe
Christopher Godfrey   Tim Tyrrell
Ben Hartsock   Van Waiters
Temarrick Hemingway   Leonard Wheeler
Chris Hetherington   Blair White
Michael Hicks   Maurice Williams
Robert Holcombe   Sam Young
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