Phillip Dorsett to Attend 2015 NFLPA Rookie Premiere
The 2015 NFLPA Rookie Premiere will be hosted this week, May 28-31 in Los Angeles, and one member of the Indianapolis Colts in 1st round rookie wideout Phillip Dorsett is set to be in attendance.
The annual event includes sponsor and licensee activities, business of football seminars, and trading card photo shoots in team uniforms. The last of which will allow the rookies to wear their official Nike team uniforms for the first time.
The official roster of rookies that will be in attendance can be seen below via the NFLPA website:
"2015 NFLPA Rookie Premiere Participant Roster*Last NameFirst NamePositionCollegeTeamJerseyAbdullahAmeerRBNebraskaDetroit21AgholorNelsonWRSouthern CalPhiladelphia17AjayiJayRBBoise StateMiami33AllenJavorius ‘Buck’RBSouthern CalBaltimore37CoatesSammieWRAuburnPittsburgh14CobbDavidRBMinnesotaTennessee44ColemanTevinRBIndianaAtlanta26ConleyChrisWRGeorgiaKansas City17CooperAmariWRAlabamaOakland89CrowderJamisonWRDukeWashington80DavisMikeRBSouth CarolinaSan Francisco20DiggsStefonWRMarylandMinnesota14DorsettPhillipWRMiamiIndianapolis15FunchessDevinWRMichiganCarolina17Gordon IIIMelvinRBWisconsinSan Diego28GraysonGarrettQBColorado StateNew Orleans18Green-BeckhamDorialWRMissouriTennessee17GreeneRashadWRFlorida StateJacksonville13GurleyToddRBGeorgiaSt. Louis30HardyJustinWREast CarolinaAtlanta16HundleyBrettQBUCLAGreen Bay7JohnsonDavidRBNorthern IowaArizona31JohnsonDukeRBMiamiCleveland29JonesMattRBFloridaWashington31LangfordJeremyRBMichigan StateChicago36LockettTylerWRKansas StateSeattle16MannionSeanQBOregon StateSt. Louis14MariotaMarcusQBOregonTennessee8MayleVinceWRWashington StateCleveland85MontgomeryTyWRStanfordGreen Bay88ParkerDeVanteWRLouisvilleMiami11PerrimanBreshadWRCentral FloridaBaltimore18PettyBryceQBBaylorNY Jets9SmithDevinWROhio StateNY Jets84StrongJaelenWRArizona StateHouston11WhiteKevinWRWest VirginiaChicago13WilliamsKarlosRBFlorida StateBuffalo40WilliamsMaxxTEMinnesotaBaltimore87WilliamsLeonardDESouthern CalNY Jets62WinstonJameisQBFlorida StateTampa Bay3YeldonT.J.RBAlabamaJacksonville24"
As seen above, more than 40 top rookies will be participating in this year’s event, and it’s intended to be a special opportunity for the rookies to get better acclimated into the business side of football and further showcase their personalities through prospective marketing opportunities:
"“NFLPA Rookie Premiere is the best opportunity for our partners to engage early on with the next wave of the NFL’s marketing stars,” said Ahmad Nassar, President, NFL Players Inc. “Beyond providing a platform to learn about the business of football and benefits of their union as they game plan for their new careers, Rookie Premiere gives players a chance to showcase their personalities so that the NFLPA team can use that insight to connect the right players with the right brands to tell their story.”"
May 31, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Donte Moncrief during the 2014 NFLPA Rookie Premiere at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
It seems like a positive experience for this year’s top rookies, and one that another Colts wideout in Donte Moncrief took full advantage of last season for the Colts, when he attended the event in Los Angeles and officially donned his Colts gameday uniform for the first time.
Following in his footsteps, the Colts’ Phillip Dorsett is no doubt an exciting player on the field, and it’ll be interesting to see how he looks in his official Colts uniform for the first time. Hopefully, he enjoys himself at the event with his fellow rookies, while also learning a lot along the way.
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