ORLANDO, Fla., May 8, 2022 — Hula Bowl, an annual postseason All-Star College Football Game established in 1946, today announced the NFL Draft Diamonds is the official scouting director for the 2023 and 2024 games.
On January 15th, the 76th Annual Hula Bowl kicked off for its inaugural game at the Bounce House on the campus of the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida. The University of Central Florida and Hula Bowl owner Nick Logan have agreed to terms to have the game return to Orlando for the next two years.
The 2022 Hula Bowl in January was a huge success. Over 150 professional scouts from the NFL, CFL, XFL, USFL, and even the WWE attended the week of events and came away thrilled. The 2022 game resulted in 8 players being selected in the 2022 NFL Draft, and over 100 players receiving an opportunity with a professional sports league.
The Hula Bowl is excited to continue its relationship with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot, and his staff.
“We are thrilled to announce the NFL Draft Diamonds as our scouting directors for the 2023 & 24 Hula Bowl,” said Hula Bowl Owner Nick Logan. “This incredible organization is invested in the sport and its future which is evident through the care and commitment shown to the Hula Bowl.”
Draft Diamonds is dedicated to evaluating potential draft picks from all NCAA divisions as well as small school football players, providing the latest information and resources online while talking about the Draft and everything else surrounding football.
“Partnering with the Hula Bowl is a great opportunity for NFL Draft Diamonds,” said owner Damond Talbot. “It is always inspiring to see the top college players unite in competition, celebrating the sport.”
Hula Bowl will feature top NCAA college football players, representing multiple divisions to showcase their talents to National Football League (NFL) and other professional scouts. The Hula Bowl is historically played at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii, but moved locations in 2022 due to repairs and upgrades currently being evaluated for Aloha Stadium.
About the Hula Bowl
The Hula Bowl was established in 1946 as the Hula Bowl All-Star Football Classic game. The top 110 college football players are selected from all across the United States, as well as Australia, Japan, and Canada. Football players are given a great opportunity to perform and impress all 32 NFL Scouts and Player Personnel with their abilities. The football players will have the opportunity to compete with the top college players in the nation. This All-Star game remains one of the longest-running college football all-star games today. This year at the 2022 NFL Draft the Hula Bowl expects to have over 50 players that were either drafted or became free agents to NFL Teams in pursuing their football careers.
In the past 76 years, the Hula Bowl has hosted Heisman Trophy winners, and many legendary players including Deion Sanders, Bo Jackson, Eric Dickerson, Drew Brees, Tony Dorsett, Dan Marino, Joe Montana, Jim Plunkett, Tom Brady, Ricky Williams, and more.
The Hula Bowl football game has historically been featured in January each year on the island of Oahu but will be hosted for the second year in a row in Orlando, Florida for 2023. To learn more, please visit https://www.hulabowl.com/.