The 4th annual NFL 1st and Future competition will be presented by Arrow Electronics and hosted at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia on February 2, 2019, the day before Super Bowl LIII. 1st and Future is the NFL's annual Super Bowl competition designed to spur innovation in player health, safety and performance.
This year's event will feature two categories of competition. The first category, the NFL Punt Analytics Competition, challenges applicants to analyze NFL data sets to inform submissions about rule changes designed to reduce player injury during punt plays. The second category, Innovations to Advance Athlete Health and Safety Competition, invites submissions for innovations that could improve player health and safety. The top submissions from each category will be invited to present their solutions on-stage in Atlanta.