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Boomer Esiason joins USA Football, adding to job list

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Apparently Boomer Esiason wasn't quite busy enough, so now he has signed on with USA Football to help promote our naton's youth and its participation in the sport.

It's too late and I'm too lazy to rewrite the announcement.

So click below to read it.USA Football, the sport’s national governing body on youth and amateur levels, today announced that four-time NFL All-Star quarterback BOOMER ESIASON has joined the non-profit organization as a contributor and spokesperson.

In his USA Football role, the 14-year NFL veteran with experience in youth, high school, college, and professional football, will promote the national governing body’s 100 training and development events in 2008, reaching coaches, game officials, and youth league administrators. Esiason also will serve as a spokesperson for USA Football’s “Play Football – it’s more than a game” campaign which calls attention to the sport’s characteristics of teamwork and leadership.

The NFL’s 1995 Walter Payton Man of the Year also will contribute as a writer for usafootball.com and the quarterly USA Football Magazine, sharing his insight as both a former player and “Football Dad.”

Esiason, 46, CBS Sports/Westwood One’s NFL radio color commentator for Monday Night Football, the NFL playoffs, the Super Bowl and Pro Bowl and serves CBS’s “The NFL Today” as a studio analyst. The Long Island, New York, native co-hosts the “Boomer & Carton” radio show with Craig Carton on New York’s WFAN-AM and hosts “The Boomer Esiason Show” on the Madison Square Garden Network. The possessor of seven 3,000-yard NFL passing seasons also chairs The Boomer Esiason Foundation which raises funds to fight cystic fibrosis, a disease his son, Gunnar, battles.

“Having Boomer join USA Football further strengthens America’s favorite sport,” says USA Football Executive Director SCOTT HALLENBECK. “We provide resources for the game’s coaches, administrators and officials – especially at the youth level – to enrich every football experience. Boomer’s love for football melded with his integrity and leadership qualities are a great fit for USA Football.”

“I’m excited to join the USA Football family,” says Esiason. “As a long-time player, a football father and a fan, it’s a privilege to contribute to the world’s greatest sport and do all I can for the kids, volunteer coaches, parents, and game officials who make this game ‘America’s Passion.’

“Football’s legacy of teaching is generational. People like me who care deeply about this sport recall how great it was to be part of it as a youngster – we need to make sure that it’s even greater for the kids who love to play it today and USA Football is doing that.”

An independent non-profit based near Washington, D.C., USA Football directs 40 single-day coaching schools reaching 10,000 youth coaches and an online coaching course at usafootball.com which is mandated as a coaching requirement by four of the country’s largest youth football organizations.

USA Football awards $500,000 in equipment grants annually to youth leagues and high school programs based on merit and need in addition to another $500,000 in volunteer coach background check subsidies made available to every youth football league in America. USA Football was endowed by the NFL and NFLPA in 2002.

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