Testimonials From NFL Players, Coaches, Leaders & Parents

MERRIL HOGE

ESPN Football Analyst, former Running Back Steelers and Father of a Division I Athlete

 “Rich, along with his top coaches and unique training system do a tremendous job developing athletes on the field and in the classroom to prepare them for college football success and in life. I am excited about the Academy's mission and new facility-based training Rich and his team will lead in Canton.”

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LARRY KENNAN

NFL Coaches Association, Executive Director (1998-2011) and long-time NFL Assistant Coach (Raiders, Broncos, Colts)

“I have worked with Rich McGuinness for years. He brings together top athletes and top coaches on one field to create football magic. I am thrilled that the Pro Football Hall of Fame Academy will be the home to the nation’s top coaches from the NFL ranks who will impact hungry football players ready to improve their game.”

 PAUL GONNELLA

Long-time college football recruiter and former director of Player Personnel at the University of Alabama, 2012-2013 (Purdue, Memphis, North Carolina, University of Miami, USF), CEO of The Process.

 “I have known Rich for almost 20 years and watched his elite training and showcase events impact top middle school and prep athletes change the national football landscape. I have no doubt The Pro Football Hall of Fame Academy will be the home to football’s next generation of playmakers and the place to watch the nation’s top college football prospects train and compete.”

PHIL MCCONKEY

New York Giants Wide Receiver and Super Bowl Champion (1987)

“Rich’s passion to help young football athlete’s improve comes from a life-time commitment for football excellence. I witnessed it first-hand when Rich was a college wide receiver and have watched his training programs make an impact with thousands of young athletes across the country. The Pro Football Hall of Fame Academy will be a game changer and the place to train if you want the best.”

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RICHARD HEMPEL

Father of Conner Hempel, Quarterback, Harvard (2011-2014) and Indianapolis Colts (2015)

“Through his top coaches and training system, Rich has been a pioneer in creating the most thoughtful well-rounded training platforms for athletes who want to play college football. I am excited to hear how The Pro Football Hall of Fame Academy will advance the ball using the latest technology and training innovation.”

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