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The Reese’s Senior Bowl and NFL to Host HBCU Combine

Event to showcase select HBCU draft-eligible talent

MOBILE, Ala. – The Reese's Senior Bowl, in collaboration with the National Football League, will hold the HBCU (Historically Black Colleges & Universities) Combine in Mobile, Alabama. Select players from four HBCU conferences – CIAA, MEAC, SIAC and SWAC – and other HBCU institutions will be invited to participate in the event.

Held at the University of South Alabama and patterned after the NFL Combine, the HBCU Combine will include the gathering of comprehensive medical information, interviews, and on-field evaluations of football skills and acumen. Last year's [/Pages/The-Reese’s-Senior-Bowl-and-NFL-to-Host-HBCU-Combine.aspx]event, announced in February 2020, was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 "The Reese's Senior Bowl is honored to be collaborating with the National Football League to host the inaugural HBCU Combine in Mobile, Alabama," said Reese's Senior Bowl Executive Director Jim Nagy. "Over the years, the Senior Bowl has served as a showcase for some of the top Black college football players in America, including seven of our game's 56 future members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and this event will help many more HBCU players secure further attention and exposure from all 32 teams."

An HBCU Scouting Committee, comprised of current and former league executives, will evaluate and select this year's participants. The Senior Bowl will provide medical and football personnel to capture important pre-Draft information and deliver a world-class experience for HBCU prospects.

"Throughout NFL history, HBCU athletes have exemplified a standard of excellence both on and off the field," says Troy Vincent, NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations. "The HBCU Combine is part of honoring that legacy and making every effort to accelerate exposure of HBCU draft prospects to all NFL clubs. The game is better when all have the opportunity to compete."

With representatives from all 32 NFL clubs traveling for Senior Bowl week in the past, hosting this event in Mobile ensures maximum visibility for HBCU players – one of the event's key objectives.

The 73rd Annual Reese's Senior Bowl will kick off on Saturday, February 5, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. CT at Hancock Whitney Stadium.




Today, the NFL Foundation announced a $500,000 donation to Team Rubicon and a $750,000 donation to the CDC Foundation to help continue the fight to eliminate health disparities and roll out COVID-19 vaccine services to vulnerable communities across the country. Additional pandemic recovery fundraising through Draft-a-Thon brings the total donation to just shy of $2 million to help our communities.

"We're proud to partner with both Team Rubicon and the CDC Foundation to help get vaccines to those who need it most right now," said Anna Isaacson, Senior Vice President of Social Responsibility, NFL. "As we move forward on the path to pandemic recovery, it's so important that everyone, especially those in underserved communities, have information and access as it relates to COVID-19 vaccines so we can save lives and begin to return to a sense of normalcy."

Team Rubicon

Team Rubicon pairs the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders, civilian volunteers, and technology solutions, aiming to provide the greatest service and impact possible to those affected by disaster and humanitarian crises  Team Rubicon has been meeting community needs driven by the ongoing pandemic for the past year. As vaccines became available, the organization shifted its focus to prioritize the delivery of COVID-19 vaccinations to rural and underserved communities in a fair and efficient manner.

With $500,000 in funding from the NFL Foundation, Team Rubicon, who has over 140,000 volunteers, will be able to deliver free, timely and equitable vaccine services through up to 10 vaccination sites in rural, marginalized and vulnerable communities across the country.  

CDC Foundation

The CDC Foundation is an independent nonprofit created by Congress to mobilize philanthropic and private-sector resources to support the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's and the public health community's critical health protection work. COVID-19 has exposed and intensified health inequities facing Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities, older and rural Americans, and other marginalized and under-resourced communities.

With a $750,000 donation from the NFL Foundation, the CDC Foundation will bolster its support of COVID-19 vaccine rollout efforts in underserved areas across the country. There will be an emphasis on underserved populations in select NFL markets, as well as communications on COVID-19 mitigation strategies. Local health departments and community-based organizations will also be able to receive microgrants to reach the communities they serve who are under-resourced and at-risk.


Additionally, the CDC Foundation was one of the four organizations supported in this year's Draft-a-Thon based on their work to address health disparities across the country. The other three causes and organizations were: The Education Trust – closing the digital divide; Feeding America – fighting against food insecurity; and Mental Health America – bringing awareness to mental health. As part of the 2021 NFL Draft, Draft-a-Thon raised nearly $700,000 for its four nonprofit partners and focused on driving awareness and action to close critical gaps at the intersection of pandemic recovery and our hardest hit communities.

Additionally, working closely with the White House COVID Response Team, the NFL announced during Global Citizen's VAX Live: The Concert to Reunite the World show on May 8 that 50 free tickets to Super Bowl LVI in February 2022 at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles will be provided for fans who share their story on why they got vaccinated or will soon get vaccinated.

The NFL will also offer a 25 percent discount on purchases made at for vaccinated fans later this year. More details will be announced at a later date.



Telemundo Deportes presentará el calendario completo del Sunday Night Football por las próximas 13 temporadas

MIAMI – 18 de mayo de 2021 – Telemundo Deportes, el hogar de la mayor y mejor programación deportiva global en español, anunció hoy que presentará la cobertura exclusiva en español del Super Bowl LVI, en vivo por Telemundo el 13 de febrero de 2022 desde la ciudad de Los Ángeles, California. Esta será la primera vez que se transmitirá un Super Bowl en una cadena de televisión abierta en español en los Estados Unidos.

Telemundo Deportes seguirá presentando el paquete de Sunday Night Football de NBC durante las próximas 13 temporadas.  Bajo este nuevo acuerdo, Telemundo Deportes continuará presentado el paquete de NBC de Sunday Night Football que incluye todos los partidos de la temporada regular los domingos por la noche, el Kickoff Game (partido inicial de la NFL), el juego anual de Acción de Gracia en horario estelar y dos juegos Wild Card y un juego de playoffs de la división. La distribución se expandirá con juegos selectos moviéndose a televisión abierta, con la cadena Telemundo presentando ambos el Super Bowl LVI y el juego de Wild Card el domingo en horario estelar, para esta próxima temporada.

“Estamos encantados de asociarnos con la NFL para ser los primeros en transmitir un Super Bowl en televisión abierta en español, y de seguir llevando el calendario completo del Sunday Night Football a la creciente audiencia Hispana de la NFL en Estados Unidos”, dijo Ray Warren, presidente de Telemundo Deportes. “Miramos con entusiasmo al 2022 cuando estaremos presentando a los aficionados el contenido deportivo más potente , comenzando el año con los Playoffs de la NFL y el Super Bowl LVI, y cerrándolo con la Copa Mundial de la FIFA Catar 2022 en el otoño, creando una oportunidad única para unir los mundos del fútbol y el football exclusivamente por las plataformas de Telemundo Deportes”.

Durante la temporada 2021 de la NFL, Universo televisará 22 juegos de la NFL de NBC, comenzando el jueves 9 de septiembre a las 8:00 p.m. (hora del Este) con el Kickoff Game (juego inicial de la NFL), que tendrá a Tom Brady y los Tampa Bay Buccaneers, campeones del Super Bowl, enfrentando a Dak Prescott y los Dallas Cowboys. El juego será seguido por el inicio de la temporada del Sunday Night Football, con el partido entre Los Angeles Rams y los Chicago Bears, en vivo por Universo el domingo 12 de septiembre con cobertura a partir de las 8:00 p.m. (hora del Este).

Estamos muy emocionados de aliarnos con Telemundo Deportes para continuar mejorando la disponibilidad de los juegos y la experiencia para los aficionados latinos de la NFL más apasionados por muchos años más”, dijo Amanda Herald, vicepresidenta de estrategias de marketing de la NFL. “Estamos especialmente emocionados de expandir la cobertura de Telemundo por televisión abierta del Super Bowl LVI mientras que buscamos conectar con los aficionados en la ciudad de Los Angeles – la región de habla hispana más grande del país – y a nivel nacional”.

La cobertura de Telemundo Deportes de los partidos a lo largo de las temporadas será complementada con contenido de la NFL en las plataformas de Telemundo Deportes, incluyendo segmentos dedicados a la NFL en Zona MixtaTitulares y Más y en las plataformas digitales de Telemundo Deportes, además de resúmenes, reportajes y especiales.

La temporada 2021 de la NFL será la novena temporada en la que Telemundo Deportes presentará los partidos de la NFL. La temporada pasada fue la primera vez que el calendario completo de Sunday Night Football estuvo disponible en español en los EE. UU., y así seguirá hasta 2033. La cobertura pasada incluyó varias presentaciones los jueves y los domingos por la noche –Sunday Night Football–, incluyendo dos Super Bowls por Universo (2015 y 2018).

Telemundo Deportes es la marca deportiva líder en los EE.UU. y el destino de la mayor y mejor programación deportiva global en español. Sede de dos de los eventos deportivos más populares del planeta: la Copa Mundial de la FIFATM hasta 2026 y los Juegos Olímpicos hasta 2032, Telemundo Deportes ofrece una extensa lista de programación en vivo y en estudio. Además de presentar la cobertura en español de la Liga Premier, Telemundo Deportes es el hogar exclusivo en los EE.UU. de los partidos en casa de las Chivas de Guadalajara en la Liga MX, y presenta los partidos eliminatorios de la CONCACAF para la Copa Mundial de la FIFATM en la mayor parte de la región, incluyendo los partidos como visitantes de las selecciones nacionales de México y EE.UU. Telemundo Deportes también ofrece la cobertura en español de los Sunday Night Football de la NFL, así como Boxeo Telemundo, el programa de boxeo #1 en español, y el programa digital de noticias deportivas y comentarios de entretenimiento Titulares y Más (TYM) y Zona Mixta los fines de semana, entre otras reconocidas propiedades deportivas.

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