Will Yoder
Monday November 7th, 2011

Jan. 21 the NFLPA will host the first-ever AstroTurf NFLPA Collegiate Bowl in Los Angeles at the Home Depot Center for all draft eligible players, according to reports from ESPN.

The AstroTurf NFLPA Collegiate Bowl  is believed to draw 100 of the nation’s top NFL draft prospects. The players will be divided into two teams, coached by Dick Vermeil and Tom Flores. Coach Vermeil told ESPNLosAngeles.com, "The NFL Players Association wants this to be more than just a game, they want it to be a NFL educational experience."

NFLPA assistant executive director Clark Gaines went on to tell ESPNLosAngeles.com:

It's a perfect setting for college players to transition into the pros. This will be our first game and it will be historic. We think there will be a lot of players who will want to play in this game.

Jan. 21 game will cap off a week of practices and events in the city during which former and current NFL players will mentor the NFL top draft prospects. The event marks the first time since 1994 there will be football in Los Angeles. Tickets for the Collegiate Bowl go on sale this week and are $15.

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