NEW YORK, NY -- USA Football Network, Inc. presents the 21st Annual USA Football Festival during the Martin Luther King Holiday Weekend from January 15 to January 20, 2015 in Jackson, MS. The highlight of the holiday weekend is the USA Football Bowl, the nation's third oldest NCAA-compliant senior college football-star game that was established in 1995. Other segments include the annual USA College Football National Awards Banquet, USA College Sports Career Buffet, and traditional opening event, the Football Media Huddle with its Pro Testing Combine at which the participants are measured, certified and registered by NFL scouts. In addition the players will serve as the Grand Marshalls and march at the front of the nation's largest MLK Birthday Parade in Jackson, MS.

PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL AFFILIATIONS
USA Football Ntework, Inc. through its subsidiary USA Professional Football Leagues (USAPFL) has developed affiliations with several professional football leagues. NFL franchise scouts conduct the testing meaurement segment at the USA Football Bowl, certifing and registering the infomation with the National Football League and join with Canadian Football League scouts in evaluationg the players during practice sessions. Contractual agreements exist with several professional indoor football leagues that guarantee more than forty (40) players are invited to pre-season camps.
Selected by members of football media organizations (Metropolitan New York Football Writers , New England Football Writers Association, Philadelphia Football Writers and the Football Writers of America Association), internet and media publications (Lindy's Sports Annuals, Athlone Sports, Phil Steele's, The Sports Network and USA Football News, college Head Coaches and Sports Information Directors plus professional football league coaches and scouts, the roster of USA College Football's All-American Teams serves as the "Watch List" for the USA Football Bowl. USA College Football's 26th Annual Pre-Season All-American Teams may be viewed by clicking on the appropriate Division logo to determine eligibility .
Players' four-day schedule, acceptance information and events description may be viewed by clicking on the "Player Information" logo to the left. The two teams are traditionally named the Admirals and Generals in honor of the members of our military and will serve as the Grand Marshalls of the nation's largest MLK Birthday Parade. The "Media Huddle" begins the four days in Jackson, MS on Friday, January 16, 2015 and includes the Pro Testing Measurement Combine at which the players are measured, certified and registered by NFL scouts.
Family and Friends of the USA Football Bowl players are encouraged to participate in all of the activities. Event weekend discounted lodging rates are available at the Jackson Regency Hotel & Conference Center, the game's Official Hotel and Media Center. Complimentary credentials will be available at the Hospitality Desk in the lobby where tickets for the USA College Sports Career Buffet, USA College Football Awards Banquet and event marchandise may be purchased. The credentials must be displayed at the "Media Huddle" with its Pro Mesurement Testing Combine, practice sessions as well as USA Football Bowl social gatherings.
Marching at front of the nation's largest Martin Luther King Birthday Parade serving as the Grand Marshalls, will be the USA Football Bowl All-Americans, Coaches and Staff. The contingent will be led by United States Navy Surface Operations Officer Michael Kennedy, currently assigned to duty at a naval base in Diego Garcia located in the Indian Ocean, who will be wearing his dress uniform. Kennedy, the back judge in the 2012 USA Football Bowl in Virginia Beach, VA when he was stationed in Newport News, VA, will serve as an official in the game and conduct the coin toss ceremony.
Broadcast video services will be produced by the staff of Adam Ledyard, Director of Sports Information at East Texas Baptist University for distribution to national and regional cable outlets as well an internnet viewing on a delayed-format through USA Football Network. Video coverage of the Pro Measurement Testing, MLK Birthday Parade, USA College Sports Career Buffet, USA College Football National Awards Banquet and practice sessions is included. National Gridiron Network returns for a second year to stream a live, audio play-by-play of the game as well as live audio coverage of all events and interviews with the players.
Working credentials for pro scouts, certified agents and members of the broadcast, internet and print media are subject in all respects to Media Credential Criteria and Policies set forth by the Metropolitan New York Football Writers. Credentials, which are issued for the sole purpose of providing access to all USA Football Bowl events, including practice sessions, social gatherings and game-day admission to the press box to an accredited football organization who has a legitimate working function in conjunction with the event, may pick up a credantial at the Hospitaility Desk in the lobby of the Regency Hotel & Conference Center, 400 Greymont Street, Jackson, MS 39202 from January 15 to January 18, 2015. Click on the logo at the left for specific details.