Athletes

“The Hula Bowl was a great experience. Coming off an injury year, it allowed me the opportunity to showcase my talent. It definitely helped my stock as an NFL prospect.” - Anthony Miller (NFL Veteran, 5X Pro Bowl ’89 ’90 ’92 ’93 ’95, 1988 HulaBowl)

Selection Process

An invitation to participate in the Hula Bowl Game is not only a once in a lifetime opportunity for Athletes to showcase their skills, it is the most important job interview of their lives. Scouts from the NFL, CFL, XFL, and Arena Football will be closely watching the Athletes skills on and off the field. In today’s highly competitive market, the teams are looking for superior talent along with outstanding character and integrity. The Athletes entire career has been a progression toward their ability to secure a job with a professional football organization. At the Hula Bowl, our Coaches and staff are committed to provide the appropriate environment for each participating Athlete. The environment will be a first class event that will allow the Athletes to show the world why they belong among the best players in the Game.

Over the 70 year history of the Hula Bowl, there have been hundreds of stories of Athletes that shined in the game, and thereby caught the attention of the scouts and front offices of the NFL and CFL. An outstanding performance at the Hula Bowl will enhance the Athletes opportunities for a promising career.

For many years, the Hula Bowl was host to some of the most famous and impactful players in professional football. The game regularly featured each seasons newly minted Heisman trophy winner.

The list includes BILLY VESSELS (1952), JOHN CROW (1957), ERNIE DAVIS (1961), MIKE GARRETT (1965), STEVE SPURRIER (1966), GARY BEBAN (1967),OJ SIMPSON (1968), STEVE OWENS (1969), JIM PLUNKETT (1970), JOHNNY RODGERS (1972), JOHN CAPAPELLETTI (1973), ARCHIE GRIFFIN (1974, 1975),TONY DORSETT (1976), BILLY SIMS (1978), CHARLES WHITE (1979), GEORGE ROGERS (1980), MARCUS ALLEN (1981), MIKE ROZIER (1983),DOUG FLUTIE (1984), TIM BROWN (1987), DANNY WUERFFEL (1996), ERIC CROUCH (2001).

There have been hundreds of Hula Bowl players that have been drafted into the NFL over the storied history of the game.

We are proud to report that many of the Hula Bowl former players have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and many more find their names forever listed in to the College Football Hall of Fame.

Athletes chosen to participate in the Hula Bowl are selected by the Hula Bowl Selection Committee. This committee is made up of former College and Professional football players and coaches. The invitations are primarily based on an Athletes potential to make a professional Football team roster. NFL, CFL, XFL, and Arena Football teams are invited to provide their input for Athletes that they may want to see in the Hula Bowl game for additional evaluation.This year’s game will invite 106 Players from the US, along with Athletes from Japan, and Australia. The teams will be evenly divided to ensure a balanced game with some exciting match ups. The Athletes invited must be college seniors or recent graduates. In addition they must be in good standing at their school. Please know that the Hula Bowl is looking to field the best Athletes. For this reason we will extend invitations to Athletes from all divisions. Please feel free to contact Rich Miano Executive Director of the Hula Bowl to make Athlete recommendations.

For more information please contact our Executive Director Rich Miano:
(714) 266-3422
rich@hulabowl.com