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IMG Academy

January 21, 2014 14:29 ET

IMG Academy NFL Combine/Draft Training Program Features More Than Two Dozen Top Prospects

Class Led by Projected Top Picks Including: Teddy Bridgewater; Zack Martin; C.J. Mosley; Taylor Lewan; Justin Gilbert; Ryan Shazier; Stephon Tuitt; Trent Murphy; De'Anthony Thomas

BRADENTON, FL--(Marketwired - January 21, 2014) - The IMG Academy 2014 NFL Combine/Draft Training Program features more than two dozen players who have converged in Bradenton, Fla. to immerse themselves in the most advanced and comprehensive training program for today's professional player.

Participants include:

Teddy Bridgewater (Louisville, QB)

Zack Martin (Notre Dame, OT)

C.J. Mosley (Alabama, LB)

Taylor Lewan (Michigan, OT)

Justin Gilbert (Oklahoma State, CB)

Ryan Shazier (Ohio State, LB)

Stephon Tuitt (Notre Dame, DL)

Trent Murphy (Stanford, LB)

De'Anthony Thomas (Oregon, RB)

Jeremy Hill (LSU, RB)

Trai Turner (LSU, OG)

Chris Smith (Arkansas, DE)

Arthur Lynch (Georgia, TE)

Adrian Hubbard (Alabama, LB)

Caraun Reid (Princeton, DT)

Chris Watt (Notre Dame, OG)

Brandon Linder (Miami, OG)

Kain Colter (Northwestern, WR)

Daniel McCullers (Tennessee, DT)

Jack Mewhort (Ohio State, OL)

Cornelius Lucas (Kansas State, OL)

Jeremiah Attaochu (Georgia Tech, DE)

Terrance West (Towson, RB)

Chaquil Reed (Kansas State, DT)

Jacob Karam (Memphis, QB)

Isaiah Lewis (Michigan State, S)

Frances Mays (Florida A&M, DE)

For nearly two decades, top NFL Draft prospects have selected IMG Academy to prepare for the biggest test of their lives. Players eat, sleep and train on the IMG Academy campus, with 24/7 access to top-notch resources and facilities including: a football stadium and multiple practice fields; covered turf training area; 10,000 sq.ft. weight room; eight-lane track; Gatorade Sports Science Institute; wellness spa; medical office; and physical therapy facility operated by the world leader in orthopedics, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS).

In addition to daily position-specific training by a team of former NFL players and coaches, participants receive education and training from leading experts in areas like strength training, speed training, mental conditioning, vision training, media training/personal brand building, nutrition, and physical therapy. Top sports performance companies like Under Armour, Gatorade, Motus Global, ALINE, Dymatize, SPRI, Trigger Point Performance, and Powerful Yogurt provide product and service support.

Last year's class of IMG Academy NFL Combine/Draft trainees featured 18 first and second round Draft picks, including: Luke Joeckel (#2 overall, Jacksonville Jaguars); Sheldon Richardson (#13 overall, New York Jets); Eric Reid (#18 overall, San Francisco 49ers); Tyler Eifert (#21 overall, Cincinnati Bengals); Sharrif Floyd (#23 overall, Minnesota Vikings); Bjoern Werner (#24 overall, Indianapolis Colts); DeAndre Hopkins (#27 overall, Houston Texans); Geno Smith (#39 overall, New York Jets); and Eddie Lacy (#61 overall, Green Bay Packers).

Earlier members of the IMG Academy NFL Combine/Draft and/or Off-Season Training Program include: Drew Brees; Tony Romo; Luke Kuechly; Ryan Tannehill; Alfred Morris; Russell Wilson; Randall Cobb; Eli Manning; LaDainian Tomlinson; Alex Smith; Anthony Castonzo; Cam Newton; and Christian Ponder.

About IMG Academy

IMG Academy is the world-leading provider of integrated academic, athletic and personal development programs. With expert instruction, a proven training methodology, professional-grade facilities and a challenging and motivating learning environment that brings together individuals of all ages and backgrounds, IMG Academy provides the ultimate foundation for future success.

In addition to its boarding preparatory school, IMG Academy offers sports camps and training programs for adult, collegiate and professional athletes. IMG Academy is also the host venue for countless international amateur and professional sporting events.

The Bradenton, Fla.-based campus annually attracts nearly 200,000 athletes, coaches, event participants and spectators from 100 countries.

IMG Academy (imgacademy.com) is housed within the IMG Performance (imgperformance.com) division of IMG Worldwide (imgworld.com).

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