For Immediate Release
January 3, 2018
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MIKE MARTZ, DARRELL GREEN TO LEAD TEAMS AT NFLPA COLLEGIATE BOWL
Kicking specialist featured for first time among distinguished staff of former NFL players and coaches
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Hall of Fame credentials and an abundance of professional football experience are featured among the two coaching staffs for the seventh annual NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.
Mike Martz returns for a fourth straight year with hopes of remaining unbeaten as head coach of the National Team. Best known as the mastermind behind the St. Louis Rams’ “Greatest Show on Turf,” Martz won a Super Bowl as the team’s offensive coordinator in 1999 before taking over as head coach from 2000 to 2005.
The American Team will also be led by a Super Bowl champion as Darrell Green makes his debut as a head coach. The Pro Football Hall of Famer and renowned Washington Redskins cornerback, who previously served as an assistant at the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, brings 20 years of playing experience to the sideline.
Both coaches as well as the game’s participants will have former All-Pro Shayne Graham at their disposal as a kicking specialist, marking the first time that this coaching role has been featured at the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.
The seventh annual postseason all-star game will be played on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the historic Rose Bowl Stadium, once again bringing together the top draft-eligible players from colleges and conferences across the country. The contest, scheduled for a 1 p.m. PST/4 p.m. EST kickoff, will be televised on FS1.
For the latest news and updates on the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, visit the game’s website at http://collegiate.nflpa.com/ and follow @NFLPABowl on Twitter.
Here are the full coaching staffs for the American and National teams:
Head Coach: Mike Martz
Offensive Coordinator: Jon Kitna
Defensive Coordinator: Ron Meeks
Running Backs Coach: Lamont Jordan
Running Backs Coach: Ray Rice
Wide Receivers Coach: Torry Holt
Tight Ends Coach: Anthony Becht
Offensive Line Coach: Willie Anderson
Offensive Line Coach: Jackie Slater
Defensive Line Coach: Don Willis
Linebackers Coach: Chris Claiborne
Linebackers Coach: Chris Draft
Cornerbacks Coach: Dre Bly
Safeties Coach: Erik Coleman
Special Teams Coach: Jeff Robinson
Coaching Specialist: Dan Price
Offensive Coaching Intern: Akili Smith
Defensive Coaching Intern: Bruce Figgins
Kicking Specialist: Shayne Graham
Head Coach: Darrell Green
Offensive Coordinator: Matthew Hatchette
Defensive Coordinator: Cris Dishman
Quarterbacks Coach: Charles Frye
Running Backs Coach: Carnell Williams
Wide Receivers Coach: Curtis Conway
Wide Receivers Coach: TJ Houshmandzadeh
Tight Ends Coach: Byron Chamberlain
Offensive Line Coach: Bob Connelly
Offensive Line Coach: Kevin Mawae
Defensive Line Coach: Mike Piel
Linebackers Coach: Lavar Arrington
Linebackers Coach: Adalius Thomas
Defensive Backs Coach: Dexter Jackson
Cornerbacks Coach: Everson Walls
Special Teams Coach: Brian Mitchell
Offensive Coaching Intern: Clifton Smith
Defensive Coaching Intern: Brandon McKinney
Kicking Specialist: Shayne Graham
About the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl:
Founded in 2012, the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl gives prospective players the best opportunity to showcase their talents to potential employers and fans. Nearly 200 scouts, player personnel staff, general managers and head coaches from all 32 NFL teams are expected be in attendance to watch live practices, conduct player interviews and review tape.
About the NFL Players Association:
The National Football League Players Association is the union for professional football players in the National Football League. Established in 1956, the NFLPA has a long history of assuring proper recognition and representation of players’ interests. The NFLPA has shown that it will do whatever is necessary to assure that the rights of players are protected—including ceasing to be a union, if necessary, as it did in 1989. In 1993, the NFLPA again was officially recognized as the union representing the players, and negotiated a landmark Collective Bargaining Agreement with the NFL. The current CBA will govern the sport through 2020. Learn more at www.nflpa.com.