Boys Varsity Football · Football Team Participates in NFL Play Football High School Day


The Coventry High School football team attended the NFL’s Play Football High School Day (@NFLPlayFootball) last week during the Hall of Fame Festival. Attendees participated in breakout sessions led by former NFL players – including former Browns LeCharles Bentley, Roman Oben and Steve Sanders.

The event focused on the values learned from playing football, the fundamentals and career opportunities in the sports business industry and focused on educating and inspiring local high school football players and coaches. Attendees engaged with current NFL players, NFL Legends, coaches, and other leaders in the sport. Moderators lead breakout sessions focusing on character values and Way to Play fundamentals.

Bentley and Sanders also imparted some wisdom on the Comets.

“This game is an amazing opportunity, it’s amazing. Whatever it is you want to do in life, you can learn how to do it in this game. You want to be a CEO of a Fortune 500 company? You begin building the skills today. You want to play in the National Football League? You begin building the skills today,” said Bentley.

This game teaches you things you can use off the field. You’ll learn outside of this game, and if you can take those things and use them in other areas of your life, you’re unstoppable, you’ll be successful in ways that people wouldn’t even imagine,” said Sanders.

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