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Contacting a former NFL player?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Evil ... Thy name is Orville Redenbacher!!, Aug 1, 2006.

  1. Does anyone have any experience with contacting a recently-retired NFL player or his agent?
    Do I go through the NFLPA?
    I tried his last team, but I haver gotten no response from the media department. Maybe they are at football camp.
    Any ideas on the best way to proceed?
  2. trounced

    trounced Active Member

    His college's SID office of his high school coach may work.
  3. I'm not having much luck, though I did find out that his agent is Vann McElroy. Former NFL team wasn't much help. NFLPA has returned my calls.
    Does anyone have a contact number for McElroy?
  4. good lord

    you're a reporter?
  5. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    If you spent 30 seconds doing a Google search, you would find this out:

  6. Alisha_H

    Alisha_H New Member

    TSP - took you 30 seconds? haha.
  7. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Well, I wanted to confirm that he STILL worked there, not just worked there at one time. :)
  8. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    If he's a local guy, try hitting up a relative or former coach for a phone number. If that doesn't work, open the phone book and start with 'A'. Work your way around the country from Caribou, Maine to Seattle. You're bound to find him sooner or later.
  9. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Forget the SID/coach thing. Call the school's alumni office. Just say you are trying to reach so and so.
    You'd be amazed how often that works.
  10. leo1

    leo1 Active Member

    i found it works better at a private school than a public school.
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