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2019 Senior Bowl: Interview w/ Zebra Technologies

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Last week, while in Mobile for the 2019 Senior Bowl, I had an opportunity to interview the Vice President of Zebra Technologies, John Pollard. Zebra Tech is the analytics company that handles the Next Gen Stats brand for the NFL along with handling the data for every player at the Senior Bowl.

They do all the data tracking via chips in shoulder pads and in the footballs. Analytics have been the relatively unexplored frontier of football for some time now as teams and players want to maximize their performance. Zebra Tech is a company that is looking to expand further into the analytics field of the sport.

Here’s an example of what they do for the NFL as the official partner in player tracking:

And some real time data from the most recent Senior Bowl

How they do things for the football side of their company

They even had analytics for Puddles!

For more information about their company, you can visit their website

Without further ado, here’s the audio of the interview!