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  • Tony Softli
    Tony SoftliDirector of College Recruiting

    Southeast/National Region

    Tony Softli is returning to lead the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl Recruiting Department for the fourth season. The former 11-year NFL front office executive evaluated both professional and collegiate athletes for more than 15 years while organizing and managing the entire personnel process from training camp to the NFL Draft. He is currently an NFL Analyst on Sports Radio 950 KJR – Seattle, host of 13th Man Show, member of Pro Football Writers of America and a voting member of Maxwell Awards.

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  • Josh Buchanan
    Josh BuchananCollege Recruiter

    East Coast Region, Small Colleges & HBCU

    Josh Buchanan is in his fourth year with the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. He keeps in contact with small schools year-round, gaining an immense amount of knowledge about players and teams and is a voter in the FCS awards for STATS. Previously, he worked in player personnel with a high school All-America game and several other collegiate all-star games such as the Las Vegas All-American Classic and Texas vs. The Nation. Buchanan also covered the FCS for Phil Steele Magazine and was a writer and All-America teams voter for

  • Pete Russell
    Pete RussellCollege Recruiter

    West Coast Region

    Pete Russell is a former long-time NFL scout. He worked for several teams and was an integral part in scouting players for championship teams at both the NCAA and the NFL.  Russell has a wide range of athletic experience, as he also coached at the college level and was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals (MLB) and played in their farm system for four seasons. Ron, a graduate of the University of Arizona, most recently has been on staff making the NFL Regional Combines a national success.