Back to School: Leigh Torrence, Jed Collins and Mike McKenzie Enroll in Business School

Official NFL Release

NFL PLAYERS ENROLL IN PROGRAMS AT

HARVARD AND KELLOGG BUSINESS SCHOOLS

66 Players to Take Part in NFL Business Management and Entrepreneurial Program

Workshops Run March 19-23 and April 1-5

Current and former starting quarterbacks BYRON LEFTWICH, JOHN BECK, CHARLIE BATCH, BRUCE GRADKOWSKI and BRADY QUINN are among the 66 players who have enrolled in the NFL Business Management and Entrepreneurial Program at Harvard Business School and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

The program is one of NFL Player Engagement's initiatives to assist players in preparing for their post-playing careers. Since the program's inception in 2005, more than 700 players have participated.

"We are excited to continue this program which has been beneficial to so many of our players," said NFL Vice President of Player EngagementTROY VINCENT, who has attended each of the business management programs. "Over the years, the Business Management and Entrepreneurial Program has assisted players -- myself included -- and their families in making smarter business decisions while inspiring others to go back to school for an MBA."

The schools will offer executive education activities in their respective areas of expertise. Taught by full-time Harvard Business School faculty members, the customized five-day program at HBS (March 19-23) aims to help participants learn to develop a business idea or plan in such areas as investments, real estate, and retailing.

The Kellogg School program (April 1-5) will focus on entrepreneurship, underscoring the fundamentals of investing and how to create and finance new ventures. Kellogg faculty members will teach classes on topics such as entrepreneurial finance, angel investing, equity versus debt capital, effective negotiating, and marketing in the nanosecond world.

Players complete an application process in order to attend the NFL Business Management and Entrepreneurial Program. Enrollment criteria includes level of education; professional business experience; interest in starting, owning, or managing a business; and leadership and community involvement.

Following are the NFL players enrolled in the workshop at the Harvard Business School (most recent team listed in parentheses if player is a free agent):

Player

Team

Player

Team

Billy Bajema

STL

Byron Leftwich

PIT

Ryan Baker

MIA

Ryan Lilja

KC

Josh Barrett

NE

Ruvell Martin

BUF

Ronald Bartell

STL

Chris Massey

CHI

John Beck

WAS

Richmond McGee

CLE

Kevin Bentley

IND

William Montgomery

WAS

Tom Brandstater

STL

Kirk Morrison

BUF

James Butler

STL

Jesse Nading

HOU

Luis Castillo

Free Agent (SD)

David Nixon

STL

Jed Collins

NO

Nick Novak

SD

Craig Dahl

STL

Ogemdi Nwagbuo

CAR

Moise Fokou

PHI

J.T. O'Sullivan

Free Agent (OAK)

J.P. Foschi

Former (OAK, KC, CIN)

Brady Quinn

DEN

George Foster

Former (DEN, DET)

Robert Reynolds

Former (TEN)

Chris Gronkowski

IND

Blair White

IND

Bruce Gradkowski

CIN

Gerris Wilkinson

Former (NYG)

Russ Hochstein

DEN

Sam Young

BUF

Richie Incognito

MIA

Michael Young

Former (ARZ)

Brandon Johnson

CIN

Following are the NFL players enrolled in the workshop at the Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University (most recent team listed in parentheses if player is a free agent):

Player

Team

Player

Team

Lorenzo Alexander

WAS

Corey Mays

Free Agent (KC)

Charlie Batch

PIT

Mike McKenzie

Former (NO)

Justin Blalock

ATL

Mike Montgomery

Former (GB)

Tim Bulman

HOU

Craig Nall

Former (GB)

Thomas Clayton

CLE

Tony Pashos

CLE

Ryan Cook

MIA

Garrett Reynolds

ATL

Billy Cundiff

BAL

Lawrence Sidbury Jr.

ATL

Lee Evans

Free Agent (BAL)

Will Svitek

ATL

Jeff Faine

TB

Leigh Torrence

NO

Anthony Fasano

MIA

Steve Vallos

CLE

Melvin Fowler

Former (CLE, MIN, BUF, DET)

James Williams

IND

Omar Gaither

CAR

Josh Wilson

WAS

Thomas Howard

CIN

Tony Wragge

STL

Winston Justice

PHI

Jeremy Zuttah

TB

Erik Lorig

TB

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