NEWTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Your Call Football (YCF), the gaming technology startup behind the innovative, fan-controlled, live play-calling game, begins preseason today at Historic Dodgertown in Vero Beach, Fla. – just four weeks before fans, for the first time, get to call the offensive plays in real, live football games.
Out of the 80+ players, more than half have NFL experience and nearly 90 percent played at a Division 1 Bowl Subdivision program. Players will ultimately be placed on one of two teams - “Grit,” which will be coached by Mike Sherman, the former Green Bay Packers head coach and general manager, or “Power,” which will be coached by former NFL running back and ESPN analyst Merril Hoge.
“We’re beyond thrilled with the players we have signed, our Director of Scouting Eric Galko has done a masterful job loading our rosters with exceptionally talented football players,” said Collin Vataha, VP of Football Operations of Your Call, Inc. “They have a lot of experience playing at the highest levels of football, and the combination of these players and YCF’s innovative, patented technology is going to provide fans with an experience they’ve never had before.”
With YCF, fans control the action on the field of a live, streamed football game – with near-zero latency. They vote on three coach-selected plays that Sherman and Hoge send via an iPad, then watch as the majority-voted play is executed live on the field by YCF’s players. Points are accumulated based on play-calling skills, and fans are encouraged to initiate head-to-head competitions and leagues with their friends for the chance to win YCF cash prizes.
In addition to Meachem and Pierce, some of the other former NFL players on the roster include QB BJ Daniels, QB Jerrod Johnson, DT Ashaad Mabry, LB Greg Lloyd Jr., TE Evan Rodriguez, OT Vincent Brown, CB Khalid Wooten, RB Cyrus Gray, DT Micanor Regis, LB Will Smith and RB Kenny Hilliard.
“I was excited to have an opportunity to play for one of Your Call Football’s teams,” said Meachem, who played seven years in the NFL, including six with the New Orleans Saints. “Not only is this an amazing new concept that really connects fans and players, it’s an opportunity to continue to play and showcase my skills to scouts.”
The YCF app is available for download in the App Store and Google Play. The games will be live streamed on May 3, 10 and 17 from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. EDT. Fans can access the stream via the app, www.yourcallfootball.com, live on YouTube, as well as through our media partner, Barstool Sports.
About Your Call Inc.
Based in Newton, Mass., Your Call Inc. puts fans in control of live games, transforming spectator sports into interactive, social and competitive experiences, a concept originated by industry luminary George F. Colony in 2013. Privately held, the company’s leadership team is comprised of executives from the technology, digital and sports industries. Your Call Inc.’s proprietary, patented technology will deliver a fan-controlled, live sports experience, Your Call Football, in 2018. For more information, visit www.yourcallfootball.com.