Former New York Jets DT Rony Barrow plans to make it back to the NFL
Rony Barrow is a 6'02 290 Pound Defensive Tackle/ Offensive Guard that was born in Brooklyn, NY and who plans to utilize the Rivals Professional Football League as a platform back to the NFL. Rony played collegiate football at Bethune Cookman University before signing to the New York Jets in the summer of 2015. Rony ended his senior season at Bethune Cookman with 42 Tackles, 6 sacks and also performed well with the Jets before being released.
The RPFL is a professional football league that provides adult football players an opportunity to gain more experience while attaining great quality game film that can be used to market them to the NFL and CFL. The RPFL will compete for 8 weeks during the 2017 season from May to July. The RPFL currently has four teams in the state of Michigan and will be expanding to South Florida and adding four more teams for the 2017 season. The top two teams will then move on to compete in a televised League championship game after the regular season. All players will sign a 4 year/ $256,800.00 performance based incentive contract with a possibility of guaranteed money in the form of a base salary, signing bonus and or roster bonus. Players drafted in the 1st round of the 2017 RPFL Draft are guaranteed a signing bonus of up to $1,000.00.
RPFL CEO Quentin Hines is determined to find the best talent in the United States and will be holding open tryouts across the country from August to November for the 2017 RPFL Draft. Players will be measured by height, weight and perform combine specific drills like the broad jump, vertical jump, L cone drill and 40-yard dash. All players interested in trying out for the RPFL can reserve their spot at tryouts by following the link below. Players that perform well and impress the coaches and scouts at tryouts will be offered RPFL Draft invitations on the spot. All players that receive a draft invitation will be drafted and offered a contract. There is a tryout deposit of $50 required to reserve your spot and Hines advises players that are not serious, not fully committed, or out-of-shape to save their money.
You must be at least 18-years of age and have attended a tryout to be invited to the 2017 RPFL Draft. The RPFL will also provide housing for the top out-of-state players in 2017. For more information please contact the Rivals Professional Football League at (313)725-1065.