What People Are Saying About Us

Hear what the 2020 #1 Defensive Prospect in the country has to say about the Pro Football Hall of Fame Academy Training Experience.

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Father of Conner Hempel, Quarterback, Harvard (2011-2014) and Indianapolis Colts (2015)

Through his top coaches and training system, Rich has been a pioneer in creating the most thoughtful well-rounded training platforms for athletes who want to play college football. I am excited to hear how The Pro Football Hall of Fame Academy will advance the ball using the latest technology and training innovation.



New York Giants Wide Receiver and Super Bowl Champion (1987)

Rich’s passion to help young football athlete’s improve comes from a life-time commitment for football excellence. I witnessed it first-hand when Rich was a college wide receiver and have watched his training programs make an impact with thousands of young athletes across the country. The Pro Football Hall of Fame Academy will be a game changer and the place to train if you want the best.


Jonathan Ghent

Father of Aaron, 2017 Academy alumni and college wide receiver at Malone University

The Academy offers a lifetime of lessons for achieving excellence both on and off the field. It's the perfect backdrop for developing young, talented and hungry football athletes. We believe great players are MADE not born and the academy sets kids up for success! 

Paul Gonnella

Paul Gonnella

Long-time college football recruiter & former director of Player Personnel
 I have known Rich for almost 20 years and watched his elite training and showcase events impact top middle school and prep athletes change the national football landscape. I have no doubt The Pro Football Hall of Fame Academy will be the home to football’s next generation of playmakers and the place to watch the nation’s top college football prospects train and compete.


Parent of 9 year old son who attended Elite Young Guns Camp

The Pro Football Hall of Fame Academy was an unbelievable experience. My son, Gio, was selected and has not stopped talking about his weekend in Canton, OH. From Rich and his staff, the coaches and facilities as a parent this is how a camp should be run.

Keenan Allen #13 of the Los Angeles Chargers celebrates with teammate Melvin Gordon #28 after Gordon fumbles the ball into the hands of Allen who ran the ball for a touchdown during the second quarter of the game against the Oakland Raiders at StubHub Center on December 31, 2017 in Carson, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)


NFL Coaches Association, Executive Director (1998-2011) and long-time NFL Assistant Coach (Raiders, Broncos, Colts)

I have worked with Rich McGuinness for years. He brings together top athletes and top coaches on one field to create football magic. I am thrilled that the Pro Football Hall of Fame Academy will be the home to the nation’s top coaches from the NFL ranks who will impact hungry football players ready to improve their game.

We Are Proud of Our Alumni

Top High School Players who attended at the academy

Brennan Armstrong – QB, University of Virginia

Jalen Mayden – QB, Mississippi State University

Wyatt Blake – OL, Northwestern University

De’Angelo McKenzie – DB, Washington State U

Chris Bleich – OL, University of Florida

Verone McKinley jr – DB, University of Oregon

Kevin Brennan – WR, United State Naval Academy

PJ Mustipher – DL, Penn State University

Leddie Brown – RB, West Virginia University

Micah Parsons – DL, Penn State University

Jack Carter – DE, Princeton University

Ricky Pearson Jr – RB, NC State University

Matt Corral – QB, University of Mississippi

TJ Pledger – RB, University of Oklahoma

Tyler DeSue – QB, University of Maryland 

Brendan Radley-Hiles – DB, University of Oklahoma

Emil Ekioyr – OL, University of Alabama

Asante Samuel Jr. – DB, Florida State University

Realus George – DL, University of Miami

Jacob Sirmon – QB, University of Washington

Kalon Gervin – DB, University of Michigan

Xavier Thomas – DL, Clemson University

Richard Gouraige – DL, University of Florida

Dorian Thompson-Robinson – QB, UCLA

Brandon Gray – WR, Washington State University

Trevor Trout – DL, University of Southern California

Tate Haynes (2017) – QB, Boston College

Taron Vincent – DL, Ohio State University

Keith Henry – DL, Clemson University

Brey Walker – OL, University of Oklahoma

Dawson Jaramillo – OL, University of Oregon

Quandree White – DB, Sam Houston State University

Tyreke Johnson – DB, Ohio State University

Max Wilhite – OL, New Mexico State University

Brevin Jordan – TE, University of Miami

Max Wright – DL, Texas A&M University

Lorenzo Lingard – RB, University of Miami