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iHR and Treefort Media Release New Podcast Series: "DRAFTED"


iHeartRadio and Treefort Media have announced "DRAFTED," a new docuseries podcast in association with Klutch Sports Group and narrated by Emmy-winning actor Keegan-Michael Key that follows top college football players as they prepare to enter the NFL Draft. The first two episodes will launch Monday, September 21, with two new episodes releasing each week.

Through exclusive audio footage, "DRAFTED" will tell captivating, entertaining and emotionally moving stories of eight draft picks from Klutch Sports Group including three of the top 15 picks Chase Young, Jeff Okudah, Mekhi Becton and more as they prepare to have their lives changed forever. The podcast will take listeners behind-the-scenes with these NFL prospects as they live their lifelong dreams of playing football at the highest level of competition, giving a glimpse into their lives before, during and after NFL Draft Day.

"I'm excited to be part of this series because it gives mega fans like myself intimate access and insight into the world of these incredible athletes," said Key. "It's really special to be able to hear everything they're going through, and experience their nerves, excitement and tension leading up to one of the biggest events of their lives. I look forward to every moment."

"Dreams become a reality on Draft day," said Rich Paul, Founder of Klutch Sports Group and Head of UTA Sports. "We couldn't be more excited that listeners and fans will be able to come along on this journey with our players every step of the way through their Draft week."

"We are thrilled to have iHeartRadio as a partner for our new show ‘DRAFTED.' It is a privilege to bring ‘DRAFTED' to football fans everywhere and share these uniquely raw and compelling first-person accounts as the athletes approach a pivotal milestone in their lives," said Kelly Garner, Founder and Executive Producer of Treefort Media. "We are incredibly proud of this podcast and look forward to sharing these 12 episodes with iHeart's massive audience."

"iHeart couldn't be more excited to partner with the talented storytellers at Treefort Media on ‘DRAFTED' which will provide football fans an exclusive, intimate and highly entertaining look into these young players' lives as they take a massive step forward in their professional careers," said Sean Titone, Lead Executive Producer of Sports for the iHeartPodcast Network.

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