CARSON, Calif. — As a balmy Saturday evening transitioned briskly into a chilly Saturday night, Panini America’s impact on the third annual NFLPA Collegiate Bowl remained ever present throughout the StubHub Center long after Team National defeated Team American in this burgeoning showcase of the country’s top draft-eligible talent. The company’s brightly hued “Panini” logo was virtually everywhere: On player uniforms, on scoreboards, on stadium walls, painted larger-than-life on the playing surface itself.
And right there on a podium at midfield just minutes after the game, Panini America CEO Mark Warsop awarded the game’s championship trophy to legendary National coach Dick Vermeil. Seconds later, Panini America VP of Marketing Jason Howarth handed the game’s MVP trophy to LSU fullback J.C. Copeland. All the while, Panini America game ambassadors EJ Manuel, Tavon Austin and Denard Robinson looked on from the podium.
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