2015 NFL DRAFT MARKS GREATEST FORMER PLAYER PARTICIPATION IN DRAFT HISTORY

6 Hall of Fame members among 32 former legends to announce Round 2 selections

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 23, 2015

Contact:
Clare Graff, NFL
Clare.Graff@nfl.com

As fans nationwide gear up to celebrate future football stars at the 2015 NFL Draft, which will take place from April 30-May 2, the NFL will recognize former Legends throughout the week-long Draft celebration in Chicago. From welcoming prospects to the Draft at The Intro event in Pioneer Court, to announcing Round 2 selections, former players will be celebrated at a variety of Draft festivities.

Thirty-two former players, one representing each team, will be featured for Round 2 presented by Bud Light to announce selections on Friday, May 1 beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University.

The list of players scheduled to make selections includes six Pro Football Hall of Famers, with one from the Class of 2015. Combined, players on the list below have 22 Super Bowl championships and 92 Pro Bowl appearances. Hall of Famers are listed in bold and the class of 2015 is indicated by **.

The 2015 NFL Draft will mark the most former players in Draft events. This will be the fifth year in which second-round selections are announced by a former player. An additional 19 former players will participate in Draft events.

On Wednesday, April 29 from noon to 2 p.m. ET in Chicago's Pioneer Court, several former players including Pro Football Hall of Fame members WILLIE BROWN, DICK BUTKUS and DWIGHT STEPHENSON, amongst others, will welcome the 2015 Draft prospects at The Intro. The event is free and open to both fans and media. 

Draft Town, presented by Oikos Triple Zero, will honor Chicago Bears great Walter Payton with one special fan activation, the Sweetness Simulator. Fans will get the opportunity to soar over the action just like "Sweetness" himself did in NFL games. The wind tunnel skydive simulator floats fans into the air so they can strike an iconic football pose in the heart of the windy city.

Current and former players will be featured at the Draft Town autograph stage presented by Topps and Panini and in their respective Team Houses on NFC and AFC row. An autograph schedule will be posted and updated at NFL.com/DraftTown.

 

Team

Legend

Position

Arizona Cardinals

ADRIAN WILSON

S

Atlanta Falcons

TODD MCCLURE

C

Baltimore Ravens

DUANE STARKS

CB

Buffalo Bills

JIM KELLY

QB

Carolina Panthers

PAT TERRELL

S

Chicago Bears

DICK BUTKUS

LB

Cincinnati Bengals

ICKEY WOODS

FB

Cleveland Browns

HANFORD DIXON

CB

Dallas Cowboys

DARREN WOODSON

S

Denver Broncos

RICK UPCHURCH

WR

Detroit Lions

CHRIS SPIELMAN

LB

Green Bay Packers

DONALD DRIVER

WR

Houston Texans

ERIC BROWN

S

Indianapolis Colts

BILL BROOKS

WR

Jacksonville Jaguars

GREG JONES

FB

Kansas City Chiefs

GARY GREEN

CB

Miami Dolphins

DWIGHT STEPHENSON

C

Minnesota Vikings

EJ HENDERSON

LB

New England Patriots

TY LAW

CB

New Orleans Saints

JON STINCHCOMB

T

New York Giants

SHAUN WILLIAMS

S

New York Jets

EMERSON BOOZER

RB

Oakland Raiders

WILLIE BROWN

CB

Philadelphia Eagles

JON RUNYAN

T

Pittsburgh Steelers

MEL BLOUNT

CB

St. Louis Rams

PISA TINOISAMOA

LB

San Diego Chargers

ANTHONY MILLER

WR

San Francisco 49ers

CHARLES HALEY**

LB/DE

Seattle Seahawks

KENNY EASLEY

S

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

MIKE ALSTOTT

RB

Tennessee Titans

MICHAEL ROOS

T

Washington Redskins

BRIG OWENS

S

For more Draft information, visit NFL.com/DraftTown. Fans should follow @NFL on Twitter and use #NFLDraft for the most up-to-date information. Fans in Chicago are encouraged to share their experience using #DraftTown.

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