SBD/March 7, 2013/Media

Former NFLer Creates App That Allows Athletes To Play Games Against Fans

Former NFLer Hunter Hillenmeyer is “putting the finishing touches on a mobile app expected to launch by mid-April that will give fans opportunities to play athletes head-to-head in video games using systems such as PS3 and Xbox,” according to Brad Biggs of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE. It is believed to be the “first such major platform dedicated to connecting players with fans.” Hillenmeyer co-founded the company OverDog and said that “more than 100 athletes from a wide range of sports are in place for the launch.” Games available will include “Madden, FIFA, NBA2K, Call of Duty and HALO.” Hillenmeyer said, “Say for instance [Bears LB Lance Briggs] wants to play. He will pull out his phone, go to the mobile app, and say, ‘I want to challenge my fans in Halo on Xbox.’ He hits challenge and then any fan who has the OverDog app would get a notification, ‘Lance is going to play Halo, are you interested?’” (, 3/6).
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