NFL Players Announces Plans for Rookie Premiere

Auto Date Thursday, May 15th, 2008

NFL-Players-Association The top players from the 2008 NFL rookie class will be in Los Angeles starting May 15 for the annual Reebok NFL PLAYERS Rookie Premiere presented by EA Sports.

This event allows the three licensed trading card companies, Upper Deck, Donruss Playoff and Topps to photograph rookies and collect autographs for future card releases.

The schedule for the event is as follows:

May 15: Autograph Session at Beverly Hills Baseball Card Shop with DeSean Jackson and Kevin O’Connell

May 16: Youth Football Clinics and EA Sports Rookie Madden Bowl

May 17: Upper Deck and Donruss photo shoots

May 18: Topps photo shoots

The rookies scheduled to attend are:

Donnie Avery – St. Louis, WR
Earl Bennett – Chicago, WR
John David Booty – Minnesota, QB
Brian Brohm – Green Bay, QB
Andre Caldwell – Cincinnati, WR
Jamaal Charles – Kansas City, RB
Glenn Dorsey – Kansas City, DT
Early Doucet III – Arizona, WR
Harry Douglas – Atlanta, WR
Joe Flacco – Baltimore, QB
Matt Fort̩ РChicago, RB
James Hardy – Buffalo, WR
Chad Henne – Miami, QB
DeSean Jackson – Philadelphia, WR
Dexter Jackson – Tampa Bay, WR
Chris Johnson – Tennessee, RB
Felix Jones – Dallas, RB
Dustin Keller – New York Jets, TE
Malcolm Kelly – Washington, WR
Jake Long – Miami, T
Mario Manningham – New York Giants, WR
Darren McFadden – Oakland, RB
Rashard Mendenhall – Pittsburgh, RB
Jordy Nelson, Green Bay, WR
Kevin O’Connell – New England, QB
Ray Rice – Baltimore, RB
Eddie Royal – Denver, WR
Matt Ryan – Atlanta, QB
Jerome Simpson – Cincinnati, WR
Steve Slaton – Houston, RB
Kevin Smith – Detroit, RB
Jonathan Stewart – Carolina, RB
Limas Sweed – Pittsburgh, WR
Devin Thomas – Washington, WR

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NFL Rookie Premiere Takes Place

Auto Date Monday, May 21st, 2007

The annual event where the top rookies from the NFL draft participate in photo shoots and sign autographs for trading card companies Donruss Playoff, Topps and Upper Deck took place over the weekend in Los Angeles.

This is the 12th year that the top rookies are brought together for autographs, photos, a Madden Tournament, hobby shop appearance and more.

The 35 rookies and alternates that where scheduled to attend were:

  1. Gaines Adams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  2. John Beck, Miami Dolphins
  3. Lorenzo Booker, Miami Dolphins
  4. Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City Chiefs
  5. Michael Bush, Oakland Raiders
  6. Craig Davis, SanDiego Chargers
  7. Trent Edwards, Buffalo Bills
  8. Yamon Figurs, Baltimore Ravens
  9. Ted Ginn Jr., Miami Dolphins
  10. Anthony Gonzalez, Indianapolis Colts
  11. Chris Henry, Tennessee Titans
  12. Johnnie Lee Higgins, Oakland Raiders
  13. Jason Hill, San Francisco 49ers
  14. Tony Hunt, Philadephia Eagles
  15. Kenny Irons, Cinncinnati Bengals
  16. Brandon Jackson, Green Bay Packers
  17. Dwayne Jarrett, Carolina Panthers
  18. Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions
  19. Kevin Kolb, Philadelphia Eagles
  20. LaRon Landry, Washington Redskins
  21. Brian Leonard, St. Louis Rams
  22. Marshawn Lynch, Buffalo Bills
  23. Robert Meachem, New Orleans Saints
  24. Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings
  25. Antonio Pittman, New Orleans Saints
  26. Brady Quinn, Cleveland Browns
  27. Sidney Rice, Minnesota Vikings
  28. JaMarcus Russell, Oakland Raiders
  29. Joe Thomas, Cleveland Browns
  30. Steve Smith, New York Giants
  31. Troy Smith, Baltimore Ravens
  32. Drew Stanton, Detroit Lions
  33. Paul Williams, Tennessee Titans
  34. Patrick Willis, San Francisco 49ers
  35. Garrett Wolfe, Chicago Bears

According to Beckett, Craig Davis and LaRon Landry were no-shows at the event.

Upper Deck will be releasing a 30 card set later in the year that will feature the players from this event.

[tags]Upper Deck, Topps, Donruss Playoff, Rookie Premiere[/tags]

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