Panini America On Location: Kicking Things Off at the 2014 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl
January 16, 2014

LONG BEACH, Calif. — As a postcard-perfect California afternoon eased into evening, NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith on Wednesday addressed a room full of former NFL greats and future hopefuls on the growing importance of the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl Presented By Panini. Smith’s impassioned words kept everyone in attendance on the edge of their seats and underscored the importance of an event that has matured significantly in its first three years.

That maturation continues in earnest this week as some of the top draft-eligible players in the country receive coaching from legendary names like Dick Vermeil and Dennis Green in preparation for showcasing their wares to NFL scouts during Saturday’s game at StubHub Center.

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