DeMarcus Ware, Stanford Routt join NFL’s Broadcast Boot Camp

NEW ORLEANS, LA - SEPTEMBER 23: Stanford Routt
NEW ORLEANS, LA - SEPTEMBER 23: Stanford Routt /

Several NFL players, past and present, came together to take part in the 11th annual NFL Broadcast Boot Camp.

For the last 11 years, the NFL has hosted a Broadcast Boot Camp built around the idea of helping interesting football players make the transition after their playing careers are over into various areas of reporting or broadcasting on radio and television. This year, 23 current and retired players took part in the boot camp as they look to continue their football career in a new category and put their knowledge to good use, including longtime Broncos and Cowboys great DeMarcus Ware and former Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Stanford Routt.

Instructors for the four-day event come from every major broadcast network of FOX, NBC, ESPN and NFL Network. In addition, Westwood One and SiriusXM help with the radio side along with other networks. Per a press release:

"“Our Broadcast Boot camp not only provides players with the opportunity to enhance their skills and build key relationships, but also the confidence required to succeed in the media industry,” said Arthur McAfee, Senior Vice President of NFL Player Engagement. “We are proud to offer players a variety of career development programs designed to prepare them for post-playing days.”"

Here’s the full list of this year’s participants:

  • Jimmy Clausen
  • Mark Collins
  • Barry Cofield
  • Erik Coleman
  • Tanard Davis
  • Matt Forte
  • Bruce Gradkowski
  • Ahman Green
  • Roman Harper
  • Andrew Hawkins
  • Ryan Hoag
  • James Laurinaitis
  • Brandon Magee
  • Clinton McDonald
  • John Michels*
  • Lance Moore
  • Ikechuku “EK” Ndukwe*
  • David Nelson
  • Rich Ohrnberger
  • Marcus Robinson
  • Antrel Rolle
  • Stanford Routt*
  • Duane Starks*
  • Adam Terry
  • Sebastian Vollmer
  • DeMarcus Ware
  • Wesley Woodyard