Players and coaches from the Lenape, Pennsauken and Vineland high school football teams will meet with ESPN analyst Jon Gruden this weekend as part of a promotional event related to the Eagles’ Monday night home game against the Washington Redskins.
The meeting will take place at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at PDQ restaurant in Cherry Hill.
Gruden, a Super Bowl-winning coach, will be in the area as part of the broadcast team for the Monday Night Football game in Lincoln Financial Field.
The respective programs’ head coaches — Tim McAneney of Lenape, Clint Tabb of Pennsauken and Dan Russo of Vineland — along with many of their players are expected to meet with Gruden and should “expect several surprises,” according to a press release.
“Youth sports numbers are going down and it’s important that we do everything we can to help as much as possible,” Gruden said in a statement. “Coach McAneney, Coach Russo and Coach Tabb are all doing great things at each of their schools and I look forward to meeting with them and their outstanding players.”