Rock Island is hosting a FREE live hometown event to announce 2019 NFL Draft picks!  Everyone is invited to join in celebration on April 27th at the Austin E. Knowlton Athletic Complex (football field) at Augustana College.

Gates Open: 12:00 PM
Family Fun Zone: Bounce houses, Games, & Goodie Bags

Youth Football Skills Clinic: 12:30 PM visit for registration. (Pre-Registration Required)

Vintage Football Game: Rock Island Independents vs. St. Paul Ideals - 2:00 PM

*Be there by 2:00 pm to be a part of this historic occasion!
• National Anthem performed by Lissie before the game
• ROCKIN Music
• Food Concessions
• Beer by Bent River Brewing Company
• Commemorative T-shirts for sale

The NFL will be announcing a 6th round pick from Rock Island between 2:00 pm and 4:30 pm. Event activities will break during this time so the pick can be announced live. T-shirts will be available for purchase to commemorate this event.    

Nearly 100 years after the National Football League was born in Canton, Ohio, the NFL is celebrating the 13 communities, including Rock Island, that were home to the 14 teams of its inaugural season. The initiative is part of ‘NFL100,’ a year-long commemoration of its centennial season bringing together generations of football fans, players, communities and all 32 clubs for a unique line-up of programming and activities. 

During the 2019 NFL Draft, selections from Rock Island and seven of the league’s “Original Towns” outside of the 32 current NFL markets will be made live in the telecast. Our hometown celebration will showcase Rock Island’s history alongside fans and elected officials.

“There’s no better way to bring the League’s hundred years of history full circle than to partner with these communities and recognize their important place in history as part of the NFL’s centennial celebration,” said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.


Augustana College • 639 38th Street • Rock Island, Illinois
This event occurs in the past
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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