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NFLPA announces plans to host Collegiate Bowl

Washington, DC (Sports Network) - The National Football League Players Association announced on Tuesday its plans to host the 2012 Collegiate Bowl.

The event will take place on January 21 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California.

"Our mission is to provide these young men with an unforgettable all-star game experience but just as importantly with invaluable information for their transition out of college," said NFLPA assistant executive director Clark Gaines. "The NFLPA is a player's primary resource for information on the business of football, and we will educate these players on how to succeed in the NFL and in their post-football careers."

Super Bowl-winning head coach Tom Flores, along with former Eagles, Rams and Chiefs head coach Dick Vermeil will guide the pool of 100 of America's top draft prospects -- regardless of their year of eligibility -- in front of scouts and fans alike.

For the week leading up to the Bowl, a stable of NFL players from past and present will provide guidance to the participants on how to achieve success as a professional both on and off the field.

11/08 16:36:52 ET