A group of 36 rookies will get their first taste of life under the bright lights this week. The NFLPA Rookie Premiere event starts Thursday in Los Angeles, Ca. The three-day event covers a wide range of activities, from charitable work to photo opportunities at the Rose Bowl.
Presented by Nike, the players will be the first draft class to wear the company's new uniforms on Thursday. Rookies will see their faces on trading cards during a photo shoot at the Rose Bowl with trading card companies Topps and Panini America.
Players will be at Alexander Hamilton High School on Thursday morning to conduct a fitness and healthy lifestyle program for 200 Los Angeles high school students. On Friday night, players will face off against retired players and celebrities in a flag football game at UCLA.
Other sponsors for the event include Verizon, Pepsi Max, EA SPORTS, TheraPearl and SB Nation.
For a complete list of players and a schedule of events, visit the NFLPA site.
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