September 20, 2023
Gillette Stadium

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EDEI Committee’s Cocktail Mixer and Player Circle Event

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM | East Red Level, Suite 20

After a long day of exploring the show floor, we invite you to unwind and recharge in a relaxed atmosphere. Grab a drink, savor delicious small bites, and take the opportunity to network with fellow industry professionals. As a special treat, we have a surprise guest player from the Patriots team joining us for the event. Don’t miss this chance to meet and mingle with a true sports icon. Whether you’re a fan or simply looking to make new connections, this mixer promises an enjoyable time for all. Drop by the EDEI Committee room from 2pm to 4pm and discover a perfect setting to relax, socialize, and have a memorable experience.

Special guest: Vernon Crawford, Jr., Former New England Patriot

Vernon Dean Crawford, a former American football linebacker. He played three seasons in the National Football League (NFL) with the New England Patriots, who drafted him out of Florida State in 1997.

Crawford attended the City College of San Francisco and then was a two-year starter at Florida State. A fifth-round draft selection in 1997 he played with the Patriots primarily as a special teams performer and had his most productive season in 1998 when he posted 13 tackles as a linebacker and 14 stops on special teams. He left the Patriots and was signed by the Green Bay Packers in July 2000.

After a few seasons in minor football leagues, Crawford retired as a player and began coaching, first at Randolph High School, then at Curry College and Seekonk High School. He now coaches the Boston Militia women’s football team, which won three national titles, and is also the new head football coach at Quincy High School.

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