While Green Bay Packers players have the day off from work before the start of minicamp on Tuesday, one ex-Packers player will be busy on Monday.
Former Packers linebacker Brady Poppinga will be taking part in the in the eight annual "NFL Boot Camp: Broadcasting," taking place at NFL Films in Mt. Laurel, N.J. starting June 16 and lasting through June 19.
Poppinga will be one of 25 current and former NFL players that will take part in the event and is one of five veterans of previous editions that will participte in an "Advanced Broadcasting" program.
Back in February, Poppinga made history by serving as analyst for Fox Deportes on the first-ever broadcast of the Super Bowl in the United States in Spanish.
The four-day "boot camp," directed by the NFL Player Engagement and NFL Broadcasting departments, covers a wide range of topics with on-air and production instructors from each of the NFL’s broadcast partners – CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, NFL Network, SiriusXM, and WestwoodOne Radio.
Sessions include hands-on work in areas such as tape study, editing, show preparation, radio production, studio preparation, production meetings, field reporting and game preparation. Each player will tape segments as a game analyst and as a field reporter and serve as a live guest host on SiriusXM NFL Radio.
Also on Monday, the Packers are sponsoring their second of three free football camps for high school students in Milwaukee as part of the NFL's High School Player Development (HSPD) program.
The camp in Milwaukee will be held at Wisconsin Lutheran College, beginning at 9:00 a.m. and lasting until 3:00 p.m.
Camps are open to all players entering grades 9-12 for the 2014-15 school year, and will focus on character development and specific football-skills training by position. More information and registration can be found on the NFL's HSPD website.
Participants will develop awareness of some of the necessary skills needed to become a successful collegiate student-athlete.
Twelve players from each camp will be selected to form a team and compete in the Green Bay Packers Regional 7-on-7 Passing Tournament, June 21, at the Don Hutson Center. The tournament winner will earn an all-expenses-paid trip to the NFL’s National 7-on-7 Tournament in Indianapolis, as representatives of the Packers. The national tournament will be comprised of 16 NFC teams and 16 AFC teams.
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