Signing Session with Top Rookies Headlines Thursday at the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl
LONG BEACH, Calif. — A star-studded cast of 2013 NFL rookies headlined by Geno Smith, Tavon Austin, DeAndre Hopkins, Le’Veon Bell, Justin Hunter, Denard Robinson and Stedman Bailey crammed into the Panini America player lounge Thursday afternoon at the 2014 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl Presented By Panini for one of the most productive signing sessions of the season.
The assembled star power entered the room with lots to sign and with a strictly business frame of mind. In between signing on-card gems for upcoming 2013 Panini America products such as 2013 Black Football, 2013 Crown Royale Football, 2013 National Treasures Football and 2013 Spectra Football, the rookies exchanged great stories from their impressive rookie seasons.
In the gallery that follows, we provide just some of the highlights from Thursday’s session. The signings continue on Friday with the addition of Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel. Enjoy the scenes and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for additional coverage of the 2014 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl Presented By Panini.