UCLA receiver Devin Fuller was among the initial group of 23 players who have committed to play in the fifth annual NFLPA Collegiate Bowl Jan. 23 at StubHub Center, organizers announced Monday.
Other players who committed to the game include Utah quarterback Travis Wilson, a San Clemente High graduate, and Northwestern State quarterback Stephen Rivers, a brother of San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers.
The teams will be coached by Mike Holmgren, who coached the Green Bay Packers to a victory in Super Bowl XXXI in 1997, and former St. Louis Rams coach Mike Martz.
All 32 NFL teams are expected to have representatives at the practices.
The NFL Players Association conducts the game in an attempt to introduce its more than 100 players to the association and business of the NFL, said George Atallah, the assistant executive director of external affairs of the union representing the league’s players.
In the week leading up to the game, the players attend presentations from current and former players, union officials and others on topics including life skills, money management, the business of football, media and personal security.