The NFL announced the launch of their first ever academy

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The NFL announced the launch of their first ever academy

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on Tuesday Cameron Sutton Jersey , based at a school in England and with Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster as one of their ambassadors."The NFL made yet another significant commitment to the development of American Football in the U.K. on Tuesday, announcing the first ever international academy in London, designed to help aspiring young players increase their skills and knowledge of the game. Based at Barnet and Southgate College in North London, less than 10 miles away from the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium that the league has invested over $12 million of their own money in, the NFL Academy will be open to student athletes aged 16-18 and will combine education with intensive football training. Around 80 student athletes are expected to be recruited in the coming months, with the coaching staff overseen by Tony Allen JuJu Smith-Schuster Jersey , arguably the most successful coach in British American Football history and the former Director of International Player and Football Development for NFL Europe. He is also the father of former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Marvin Allen, a player allocated to them as part of an NFL initiative for international players in 2006 and 2008.And the Pittsburgh connections with this new academy do not end with Allen either, with JuJu Smith-Schuster named as one of eight ambassadors to the school. A group of past and present players that includes Jerry Rice, Odell Beckham Jr. and Patrick Mahomes.In his role as an ambassador, Smith-Schuster has committed to visiting the college at least once a year and promoting the academy on social media. Calling the announcement the “most important” development for the sport in the U.K since the Jacksonville Jaguars committed to playing multiple regular season games in London, the NFL’s UK Managing Director T. J. Watt Jersey , Alistair Kirkwood, also explained how Smith-Schuster’s mother was pivotal in getting her son on board with the idea.British-born Super Bowl winner Jay Ajayi was among the names present at the launch, excited to be involved in a project he could only have dreamed of existing when he was a young player.Students interested in joining the Academy can sign up for one of two tryouts set to be held in June, with call backs for a final trial earmarked for July. Those readers based in the U.K. who are interested in the academy can find out more information here, here and here. The battle to be the Steelers backup quarterback is likely to take all of training camp to be decided" />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhiteBehind the Steel Curtaina Pittsburgh Steelers communityLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpFanpostsFanshotsSectionsSteelersOddsShopAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Latest NewsSteelers Film Room2018 NFL Draft AnalysisLatest NewsFiled under:Latest NewsSteelers OC Randy Fichtner wants both reserve quarterbacks to win the backup jobNew,4commentsThe battle to be the Steelers backup quarterback is likely to take all of training camp to be decidedEDTShareTweetShareShareSteelers OC Randy Fichtner wants both reserve quarterbacks to win the backup jobCharles LeClaire-USA TODAY SportsWith future Hall of Fame quarterback Ben Roethlisberger obviously locked in as the Pittsburgh Steelers starter for the foreseeable future Chukwuma Okorafor Jersey , it would be easy to overlook the battle to be the team’s backup in 2019. But while Big Ben has only missed three games due to injury over the last three season; at 37-years-old, it seems reasonable to be concerned how long that trend will continue. A productive preseason saw Joshua Dobbs win the job in 2018 to the detriment of Landry Jones’ continued employment and there is every chance of a changing of the guard this offseason if the improvements Mason Rudolph has reportedly made translate to game situations. And when speaking to reporters during mandatory minicamp, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Randy Fichtner was quick to sing the praises of Rudolph when asked which player was ahead in the pecking order. Noting a change in Rudolph coming into the second year, while Fichtner appears willing to entertain the possibility of the former Oklahoma State quarterback winning the No.2 role, he is clearly reluctant to discount the potential of Dobbs.The division of reps during training camp should be a good indicator of who is ahead in the battle, but the winner is unlikely to be decided until well into the preseason Mason Rudolph Jersey , with game day performances taking on added significance. While Jones effectively lost his job watching two young players compete from the sidelines, it should be expected that the contest will play out rather differently this time around. And should the Steelers ultimately find themselves in a position where they have two quarterbacks equally capable of being the backup, that will be an enviable position to be in.

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