Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce, San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle and former NFL TE Greg Olsen are set to host more than 40 NFL tight ends for Tight End University's inaugural summit in Nashville, Tennessee, this week.
The summit will be held Wednesday through Friday at the Lipscomb Academy in Nashville. Summit's mission is to help unite tight ends, one of the most diverse positions in the league, under a common goal of improving and advancing in position. It is similar in theory to Von Miller's Pass Rush Summit or Lane Johnson's OL Masterminds Summit. They are bringing together some of the best and brightest players in the league to collaborate and learn from each other.
The attending players will have a series of activities that will take place during the three-day period. These activities will range from the film studio to field work. They will have the opportunity to exchange ideas and theories about the position group, covering responsibilities such as receiving, executing routes, blocking passes and blocking runs. They will even host a Boys & Girls Club camp, giving several kids a unique opportunity to get active with a group of NFL stars.
Various sponsors are helping players organize the event, including Bud Light, Charmin, Bose, Body Armor, and Nike. They will also help those players raise money for charities during the three-day event.
If the summit goes well and proves to be productive, it could become something that the trio of Kelce, Kittle and Olsen host annually. Initially, they only expected about 20 players to attend, but it is already bigger than they could have imagined. There is even growth potential in future years to include more NFL players at tight end.