MOBILE, Ala., Jan. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — RosterWatch, a leading independent pro football player-analysis and fantasy football intelligence company, today announced a partnership with The Reese’s Senior Bowl and Catapult to provide real-time player performance data from the week of practice – January 23-27 –immediately preceding the Senior Bowl event on January 28. This co-operative venture aims to dramatically expand the pool of pro football draft-prospect data available at this point in the pro football calendar.
This cooperative program will benefit pro scouts, who increasingly rely on fine-tuned player analytics to grade each player and predict future production on the field. The teams will also see safety-related benefits, as the detailed data helps them gauge the health effects of the week’s work outs, with accurate measurements of individual player loads. Football fans and the media will also have access to more in-depth metrics for aspiring pro football rookies than ever before, during broadcast and throughout the 2017 pre-season.
The partnership has empowered Catapult to install its PlayerLoad® performance tracking device into each Senior Bowl player’s uniform, reporting complete player measurements that quantify performance, including full body fitness stats throughout each workout and inertial movement analysis.
“The Reese’s Senior Bowl is very pleased to partner with RosterWatch and Catapult to bring player performance measurement technology to our annual event,” said Phil Savage, Executive Director of the Reese’s Senior Bowl. “The Senior Bowl is the traditional launch of the draft season and we feel that advancing the player insight available to fans, scouts, players, coaches and media enhances both the entertainment and informational value for everyone involved.”
“The Senior Bowl presents a unique and exciting opportunity to legitimately showcase the future of technology for football,” said Brian Kopp, President of North America for Catapult Sports. “We’re excited to put Catapult wearable devices on every player throughout the entire week, as well as work closely with the XOS team to provide coaches and scouts the ability combine tactical and performance data from complementary technologies for the first time.”
“RosterWatch analyzes player performance to help pro football fans understand and predict player productions, and so participating in the Senior Bowl is a trip that we always look forward to as our most important research of the year,” said Byron Lambert, CEO of RosterWatch. “We’re thrilled to partner with the Reese’s Senior Bowl and Catapult to help grow the footprint of this event in the months leading up to the draft. The performance data gathered in Mobile will help fans, teams and the league in their understanding and enjoyment of the 2017 season, starting in January.”
About Reese’s Senior Bowl
The Reese’s Senior Bowl is college football’s premier senior showcase event, annually featuring the nation’s best senior collegiate football stars and top NFL draft prospects on teams coached by NFL coaching staffs. Reese’s Senior Bowl practices and game week festivities are attended by nearly 1,000 general managers, head coaches, assistant coaches, scouts and other front office personnel from all 32 National Football League teams, making Mobile and the Reese’s Senior Bowl the week-long host to a one-of-a-kind NFL Coaches Convention. For more information on the 2017 Senior Bowl please visit the bowl’s website at www.seniorbowl.com.
Catapult enlightens sport with scientifically-validated analytics, obtained with the most advanced wearable technology in the world. With precision engineering at the intersection of sports science and sports analytics, Catapult works with over 900 elite teams worldwide to innovate how information shapes athletic performance. With over 250 performance metrics, Catapult’s powerful analytics engine enables personalised value in the mitigation of risk of injury, measuring readiness for competition, and quantifying return to play. Catapult is based in Melbourne, Chicago and Leeds. For more information, visit www.catapultsports.com.
RosterWatch Inc., based in Austin, Texas, is an independent provider of year-round pro football player analysis and fantasy football intelligence. Its partner-analysts are sports performance experts with academic preparation comprised of six combined degrees in various methods of statistical evaluation and game theory, and over 50 years of fantasy sports and gaming experience. RosterWatch entertains an international fantasy sports audience via their weekly radio show on SiriusXM Radio, and is an “Approved Expert” on the FantasyPros.com network. On the web: www.rosterwatch.com and www.twitter.com/rosterwatch.