Blue-Grey Football was established in 1989 and the founders were Gus Bell and his son Erik Bell. Together, they established the brand to help prep prospects from all over the country receive national exposure and increase their chances to secure scholarships to a college, whether that be at the NCAA Division I level, Div. II or III, also NAIA or Junior College.
Fast forward, and today, Blue-Grey Football proudly hosts All-American Combines (Regional and Super levels) located at venues all over the country, with most of them taking place inside stadiums and practice facilities that are home to teams from the NFL.
Canton Ohio’s Pro Football Hall of Fame is one of many stops along the way. Cincinnati Bengals’ Paul Brown Stadium is another. Same thing can be said about training facilities for the Philadelphia Eagles, Kansas City Chiefs, Chicago Bears and Arizona Cardinals.
Do well when given the opportunity during these workouts in front of the coaching staff comprised of NFL veterans, as well as a team of experienced scouts, then recruits are selected to participate in the exclusive and invite-only Blue-Grey All-American Bowl.
On a yearly basis, the nation’s best compete in the game, whether the venue has been Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium, Buccaneers’ Raymond James Stadium, Falcons’ Mercedes Benz Stadium, Jaguars’ EverBank Field, Texans’ NRG Stadium or Raiders’ Coliseum.
Blue-Grey Football continues to grow, and grow, as the annual All-American Bowls have become must-see events with college coaches from all over the country interested in the results. Beforehand, of course, the All-American Combines are the big draw.
Fox Sports, CBS Sports and USA Today are media members who routinely provide coverage, along with ESPN.com, Scout.com, Rivals.com and 247Sports.com. Bottom line: Gus Bell and Erik Bell discovered a winning formula with Blue-Grey Football.