For ten years former Buffalo Bills offensive tackle John Fina was one of the biggest faces in the organization, starting 131 of his 148 games on the offensive line. Now, Fina is trying to make a name for himself using another football vehicle—-broadcasting.
The NFL announced today that 16 former players will attend the fifth annual NFL Broadcast Boot Camp at the NFL Films studio in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey later this month. Fina will be among them.
A first-round draft pick out of the University of Arizona in 1992, Fina became a starter in his second season with the club and retained that role through the duration of his Buffalo career, which lasted until 2001. He would spend 10 seasons total in Buffalo before playing for Arizona for a half season to end his playing career.
The isn’t the first brush with television for the 42-year old Fina. Last April Fina was a judge on the Travel Channel’s reality show, Food Wars, serving as a guest judge.
The other participants in the broadcast boot camp are Tony Banks, Anthony Becht, LeCharles Bentley, Rocky Boiman, Barrett Brooks, Rob Davis, Nick Ferguson, Dustin Fox, Antonio Freeman, Drew Henson, Dan Klecko, Caleb Miller, Tony Stewart, Amani Toomer, and Maurice Williams, according to a league release.