Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Co.

07/22/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/22/2021 07:51

Front Office Staff for the Hall Of Fantasy League’s Inaugural Season

Former NFL playersand top fantasy expertswill lead each franchises'daily roster management and regular interactions with team Stakeholders

CANTON, Ohio - July22,2021 -Hall of Fame Resort andEntertainment Company ('HOFV' or the 'Company') (NASDAQ: HOFV, HOFVW), the only resort, entertainment and media company centered around the power of professional football, today announced the Front Office staffs for the 10franchises competing in the inaugural season of the Hall Of Fantasy League ('HOFL'), the first national league that allows sports fans to experience a fantasy football team with a community of shared Stakeholders.As a result of HOFV's partnershipwith StakeKings, fans whopurchase a stake in any of the HOFL's teamsare eligible to receive their pro rata share of winnings based on the success of their respective franchise during the 2021-22 season.Fans can purchase stakes today by clicking here.

Each franchise will consist of a dedicated Front Office comprised of prominent fantasy experts and former NFL players,who will serve as General Managers and Team Captains. The Front Office staffs will beresponsible for the configuration and daily management ofrosters as well as regular engagement with their respective franchise's Stakeholders. The Front Office personnel for the 2021-22 season include:


Team Captains

General Managers

Harry Douglas

10-yearNFLcareer7 seasons with Atlanta FalconsCareer totals of 310 receptions, 3,759 receiving yards, 10receivingTDs

Joe Dolan

Co-Owner and Managing Editor of Fantasy PointsFantasyPros #1 Cumulative Ranker 2014-2018Co-Host of SiriusXM Fantasy Football Gameday & the Fantasy Feast Podcast

Graham Barfield

Co-Owner and Director of Analytics at Fantasy PointsFormerly worked for Fantasy Guru and NFL NetworkOriginator of charting process Yards Created

Patrick Chung

11-yearNFLcareer- 10 with New England Patriots3xSuper Bowl ChampionCareer totals of 11 INTs and 778 combined tackles

John Paulsen

Director of Forecasting at 4for4 Fantasy FootballFantasyPros Most Accurate 2010 & 2014FantasyPros top 6 accuracy in 9 of last 11 years

Jennifer Eakins

Senior Editor and Writer at 4for4 FootballCo-Host of The Most Accurate Podcast (TMAP)Contributor for Yahoo Fantasy Sports

Eddie Royal

9-year NFL career- 2 with Chicago BearsCareer totals of 408 receptions, 4,357 receiving yards, 28receivingTDs4 600+ receiving yard seasons

Jeff Ratcliffe

Fantasy Sports Analyst at FTN FantasyHost for SiriusXM Fantasy RadioCBS Sports Network TV Analyst

Ricky Proehl

17-year NFL career - 5 with St. Louis Rams2x Super Bowl ChampionCareer totals of 669receptions, 8,878receiving yards, 54receiving TDs

Christopher Harris

Host of the Harris Football PodcastFSWA 'Best Fantasy Podcast' winnerRenowned for evaluating fantasy via game filmon YouTube.com/harrisfootball

Rashad Jennings

8-yearNFLcareer- 3 with New York GiantsCareer totals of 3,772 rushing yards, 1,469 receiving yards, 23 rushing TDsContestant on Season 24 of Dancing with the Stars

Scott Engel

Writer at RotoBaller Host of RotoBaller Radio on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio FSWA Hall of Famer known in the industry as'The King'

Raphael Rabe

Co-Founder of RotoBallerHost of RotoBaller Radio on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports RadioOutspoken fantasy sports talking head known as 'Real Talk Raph'

Joe Thomas

11-yearNFLcareerwith Cleveland Browns10xPro Bowler; 6xFirst Team All Pro Offensive LinemanNFL 2010s All-Decade Team

Michael Fabiano

Senior Fantasy Analyst for Sports IllustratedFSWA Hall of FamerFormerly of NFL Network and 'The NFL Today' on CBS

Bob Harris

Senior Editor for FootballDiehards.comFSWA Hall of Famer & first-ever Fantasy Football Writer of the Year 2005Host for SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio

Jason Avant

10-year NFL career - 8 with Philadelphia EaglesCareer totals of 346 receptions, 4,118 receiving yards, 13 receiving TDs14thon Eagles all-time receptions list (297)

Adam Caplan

NFL Reporter, now in his 20thseasonHost onSiriusXM NFL Radio & SiriusXM Fantasy Sports RadioHost of 'Inside the Birds' Eagles podcast

Justin Forsett

9-yearNFLcareer- 4 with Seattle Seahawks1x Pro BowlerCareer totals of 3,890 rushing yards, 210 receptions, 19 rushing TDs

Melissa Jacobs

Founder and Managing Editor of The Football Girl (TFG)NFL Columnist at The GuardianFormerFantasy Analyst atespnW andNFL EditoratSports Illustrated

Pat Fitzmaurice

Winner of FantasyPros' 2020 Ranking Accuracy ContestContributor to The Football Girl and Footballguys.comHost of the Fitz on Fantasy Podcast

Darren Woodson

12-year NFL career with the Dallas Cowboys3x Super Bowl Champ; 5x Pro Bowler: 4x First Team All-Pro SafetyCareer totals of 23 INTs, 12 forced fumbles, 967 combined tackles

Sigmund Bloom

Co-Owner of Footballguys.comCurrent all-time #1 in the FFPC Pros vs. Joes CompetitionCo-Host of The Audible & On The Couch podcasts

Joe Bryant

CEO & Co-Founder of Footballguys.comFSWA Hall of FamerMr. Rogers > Aaron Rodgersand he likes Aaron Rodgers

Marquette King

7-year NFL career - 6 with Oakland Raiders1x Second Team All-Pro Punter46.7yards per punt - tied for 4thall time

Jeff Mans

Part-Owner and President of Elite Sports NetworkHost for SiriusXM Fantasy Sports RadioHas earned over one million dollarsin fantasy sports winnings

Terrell Davis,Commissionerof the HOFLand Pro Football Hall of Famer, said,'The HOFL is rolling into its inaugural season with serious momentum as the pre-season ramps up and Stakeholderslay claim to their teams.There is a high level of anticipation for the League within the NFL, fantasy and sports fan communities. I am thrilled to be part of this transformational League season and look forward to the franchise battles and trash talking ahead!'

Michael Crawford, President and Chief Executive Officer of HOFV, stated, 'It's the beginning of fantasy football season and we could not be more excited to unveil the Front Offices for the 2021-22season of the HOFL! The HOFL offers a unique value proposition for fantasy sports fans unlike any other national league. It is the only place where fanscan be part of a fantasy franchise that is managed by some of the top fantasy experts and beloved former players, and be eligible for a pro rata share of season winnings. Let the games begin!'

Each franchises'Front Office will take input from their Stakeholdersand crowdsource decisions regarding their teams, but will ultimately have sole discretion on all decision-making. General Managers will interact directly with their respective Stakeholderson the HOFL app via their team's feeds, and can take part in exclusive team chats and a direct message feature called 'DM the GM.' General Managerswill also contribute weekly content on the HOFL app by providing commentary and analysis regarding roster decisions, trades, waiver wire pickups and previewing and recapping key matchups, while Team Captainswillprovide distinct fantasy insights, analysis and perspective that reflects their experience in the League. Team Captainswill also periodically engage with Stakeholderson the HOFL app.The HOFL app will be available on the App Store and Google Play in the coming weeks.

TheHOFLwill leverage its access to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, NFL alumni and fantasy football personalities to create original video, audio and written league-focused content that will be hosted on its platform, helping to entertain, educate and engage team Stakeholdersthroughout each week of the season.To keep up to date on the latest news surrounding the HOFL- including the date of the first draft in League history - fans can visit www.thehofl.comor listen to The HOFL Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloudor Spotify. Fans of the HOFL can also purchase team apparel of their favorite franchises via the League website.

About Hall of Fame Resort andEntertainment Company

Hall of Fame Resort andEntertainment Company (NASDAQ: HOFV, HOFVW) is a resort and entertainment company leveraging the power and popularity of professional football and its legendary players in partnership with the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Headquartered in Canton, Ohio, the Hall of Fame Resort andEntertainment Company is the owner of the Hall of Fame Village powered by Johnson Controls, a multi-use sports, entertainment and media destination centered around the Pro Football Hall of Fame's campus. Additional information on the Company can be found at www.HOFREco.com.

About Hall of Fantasy League

Hall of Fantasy League (HOFL) is the first National Fantasy League that allows you to experience a fantasy team with a community of shared Stakeholders. Launching with 10 regionally based franchises in key U.S. markets, HOFL teams will be managed by a dedicated Front Office of fantasy experts and include former NFL players as Team Captains. Participation in the league will come in the form of staking, which will allow the public to financially back individual teams, become team Stakeholders, and gain access to exclusive content, communications, and team governance features. The HOFL's inaugural draft is expected to take place in summer of 2021 and its first season will commence alongside the 2021-22 NFL season. For more information visit www.thehofl.com.

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