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Ravens' Rice Among Veterans Offering Advice To Rookies

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Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was joined by New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw and Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew as they took turns giving a bit of advice to the rookie running backs that will be entering the NFL for the first time in 2011. They spoke about the need to follow and respect the veterans, and as Bradshaw warned them, "watch out for the cold tub!"

Here is the official Press Release:

VETERAN RUNNING BACKS OFFER ROOKIES ADVICE IN EXCLUSIVE SCHOOL OF THE LEGENDS INTERVIEW                                                                                                                                                                      Brentwood, Tenn. —June 2, 2011—School of the Legends sat down with veteran running backs Ray Rice, Maurice Jones Drew, and Ahmad Bradshaw at the NFLPA Rookie Debut in New York City as the three offered their advice to recently drafted rookies.  Rice, who has been a force on the Baltimore Ravens offense, counsels, "Be patient.  Your time will come." and reminds rookies to "respect the game."  

Jacksonville Jaguars star Jones Drew opens up to SOTL about his own experiences and communicates to newcomers that it is "not about what you do on the field…it’s about how you prepare yourself off the field…it’s how you carry yourself off the field."    Bradshaw, starter for the New York Giants, chimes in with a warning: "watch out for the cold tub!"  Jokes aside, the veterans express an overall message that patience, respect, and good decision making are key ingredients to a successful career in the NFL.  As three of the top athletes in their position, Rice, Jones Drew and Bradshaw are ideal spokesmen in this unique piece.   

This interview and others from NFL Draft events can be found at www.schoolofthelegends.com as well as SOTL’s YouTube.com channel.  The video is available for media download here: (http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/home/permalink/?ndmViewId=multimedia_detail&eid=6747021&newsLang=en)

SchooloftheLegends.com is a unique online social community and football instructional training resource that is an official partner of NFL PLAYERS, Inc.   As the largest online community of NFL players, the social environment enables fans to interact for FREE with more than 1,300 players via features similar to Facebook, Twitter & YouTube.  

The focal point of the site is the "Legends in Training" aspect that features NFL players teaching each position on the football field, via high-definition, state-of-the-art video instruction.  Student-athletes can learn position skills while being graded on their performances from players that include Jerome Bettis, Michael Vick, Tony Gonzalez, Larry Fitzgerald, Darren Sharper, Kevin Carter, Jason Witten and many others.  The subscription-based training element takes player instruction to a new level, especially since it includes the exclusive opportunity to learn from an NFL player.

SchooloftheLegends.com launched at the start of the 2010 NFL season and is a licensed partner with the National Football League Players Association