Detroit Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson is smartly planning for life after football. He hopes to go into broadcasting after his playing days are over, and he attended the NFL Broadcast Boot Camp this week. Current and former players got a chance to see what life as a broadcaster was like, and in the process they picked up a lot of valuable advice and got a lot of valuable practice.
If you've ever seen Burleson in an interview on NFL Network before, you know he is really good, so it's no surprise that he has already landed a broadcasting job. He, along with Denver Broncos tight end Joel Dreessen, have been tabbed to co-host a SiriusXM NFL Radio spot during the 2012 season. This means Burleson is already stepping into the world of broadcasting. It really seems like a natural fit for him.
Mr. @Nate13Burleson of the @DetroitLionsNFL gives the TelePrompTer a try at #NFLBroadcastBootCamp! twitter.com/NFLPlayerEngag…— NFLPlayerEngagement (@NFLPlayerEngage) June 20, 2012
Burleson discussed his experience at the NFL Broadcast Boot Camp in a blog on the Lions' official site. The most interesting thing to me was how Burleson equated broadcasting to football.
"I find out each day how similar football and broadcasting are. We are finding out our strengths and weaknesses and building on our strengths. They keep saying repetition is key and that’s the same with football. The more you practice the better you become. We are striving for excellence."
For more on the NFL Broadcast Boot Camp, check out the video SB Nation Studios put together on it:
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