Monday, May 11, 2009

List Of Players Attending the 2009 NFL Rookie Premiere

Here the official list of the players to be present at the 2009 NFL Rookie Premiere:



Ramses Barden - Giants
Rhett Bomar - Giants
Kenny Britt - Titans
Andre Brown - Giants
Donald Brown - Colts
Deon Butler - Seattle
Glen Coffee - Niners
Michael Crabtree - Niners
Aaron Curry - Seahawks
Nate Davis - Niners
Josh Freeman - Bucs
Shonn Green - Jets
Percy Harvin - Vikings
Darrius Heyward Bey - Raiders
Juaquin Iglesias - Bears
Tyson Jackson - Chiefs
Jeremy Maclin - Eagles
Mohammed Massaquoi - Browns
LeSean McCoy - Eagles
Stephen McGee - Cowboys
Knowshon Moreno - Broncos
Hakeem Nicks - Giants
Brandon Pettigrew - Lions
Javon Ringer - Titans
Brian Robiskie - Browns
Mark Sanchez - Jets
Jason Smith - Rams
Matthew Stafford - Lions
Brandon Tate - Pats
Mike Thomas - Jags
Patrick Turner - Dolphins
Mike Wallace - Steelers
Chris Wells - Cards
Pat White - Dolphins
Derrick Williams - Lions

Interesting list, I definitely see all the players that SHOULD be there, are there. I also see some head scratchers, but those are always a given each year. Some notable exceptions are missing, mainly some of the QBs you would normally expect to see, and some of the defense guys like Maualunga. Either way, hopefully I can be there to cover it for SCU. Things are in the works, ill keep you all posted.

Here is the release:

TOP DRAFT PICKS MAKE DEBUT IN LOS ANGELES AT THE
2009 REEBOK NFL PLAYERS ROOKIE PREMIERE
PRESENTED BY EA SPORTS™

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.

May 11, 2009 – LOS ANGELES – Top players from the 2009 NFL rookie class will gather in Los Angeles for the Reebok NFL PLAYERS Rookie Premiere Presented by EA SPORTS beginning Thursday, May 14. This unique event provides trading card companies Panini America, Topps and The Upper Deck Company with the opportunity to photograph rookie players for the first time in their official team jerseys.

Other official event sponsors include Reebok, EA SPORTS, Pepsi and Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel. The photo shoots will take place at the Los Angeles Coliseum.

“This is a one-of-a-kind event that brings together some of the top rookies in the 2009 class for the first time,” NFL PLAYERS Chief Operating Officer Andrew Feffer said. “It is a unique opportunity to showcase these players to our partners as interesting and compelling personalities, features that are at the core of the NFL PLAYERS brand.”

In addition to the trading card photo shoots, rookies will visit a local hobby shop and take part in media appearances and corporate hospitality events during their four days in Los Angeles. For the fifth consecutive year, Pepsi will also be on hand to capture footage for their season-long Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week and Rookie of the Year promotions.

In its 13th year, the Reebok NFL PLAYERS Rookie Premiere Presented by EA SPORTS is an official event of NFL PLAYERS.

Thanks again to all the people over at NFL Players, your help has been invaluable and much appreciated.

11 comments:

  1. Excuse my ignorance, but what exactly does this mean? Does it mean that if a guy isn't attending, he won't have any material/auto cards in the early releases?

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  2. That's a bummer... no B.J. Raji event worn cards? I don't like event worn cards anyways... but still, they should have at least one Packer present.

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  3. No Panther either. Giants, Lions and Niners fans are going to go broke this year.

    I am not a fan of charity, but wouldn't it make sense to include at least 1 player from every team. Kinda like the baseball All-Star game? This at least ensure maximized interest among fans.

    Or it could be that I am just pissed that Everette Brown didn't make it.

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  4. Oh, and they also missed the boat by not having a Topps Rookie Premier Triple Auto of the 3 former USC Linebackers.

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  5. Gellman, could you find out for me which hobby shop the players are attending? I'd love to get Crabtree's sig. Thanks in advance!

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  6. It is the Beverly Hills Card Shop. Though it probably wont be Crabtree, the last few years it has been a California player. I am hoping for Sanchez or someone with big CA ties and also a high pick, but Im not sure.

    They dont know who the player will be until the day of, so be sure to give them a call on thursday.

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  7. Gellman, I know this is a schill but would you post it.
    EXTRA INNINGS SPORTS CARDS
    Presents: Donruss/Panini • NFL Rookie Day
    Thursday May 14
    Free Autographs 5-6:30 PM
    Followed by a Pack war/Raffle with Donruss/Panini
    SPORTS CARDS – YU-GI-OH! - MAGIC
    310-773-9942 • 13470 Washington Blvd. Ste. 100 in Culver City
    www.EIsportssportscards.com
    We will also have a poker tournament on Friday, with the winner receiving a pass to the rookie photo shoot party.

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  8. oh yes we will have Hakeem Nicks as our guest,

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  9. Id like to come to the poker tournament, can you email me some more info?

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