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NFL 1st and Future Competition

February 2, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The 4th annual NFL 1st and Future competition will be presented by Arrow Electronics and hosted at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia on February 2, 2019, the day before Super Bowl LIII.

1st and Future is the NFL’s annual Super Bowl competition designed to spur innovation in player health, safety and performance. This year’s event will feature two categories of competition:

NFL Punt Analytics Competition: Applicants will have access to NFL data sets to inform submissions about rule changes designed to reduce player injury during punt plays while maintaining the integrity of the game. This challenge will utilize the data science platform Kaggle. Up to four of the best submissions will be awarded $20,000 each. The winning teams will be invited to present their submission in Atlanta, where they will compete to win two Super Bowl tickets. Apply here.

Innovations to Advance Athlete Health and Safety Competition: Submissions for innovations that could improve player health and safety, including but not limited to: protective equipment, medical devices, sensors and training devices. Up to five start-ups will be selected as finalists and will have the chance to present their innovations on stage in Atlanta. One grand prize winner will be awarded $50,000 and two tickets to Super Bowl LIII. The second-place winner will receive $20,000 and two tickets to Super Bowl LIII. Apply here.

Please click here to see the official rules and eligibility requirements.


February 2, 2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Georgia Tech Campus
Atlanta , GA + Google Map