Burmeister, Wilcots To Call NFL Network's AFL Opener On April 2


NFL Network has tapped Paul Burmeister and Solomon Wilcots to man its broadcast booth for its initial Arena Football League "Game of the Week."
Burmeister, a former University of Iowa quarterback, and Solomon Wilcots, the former Cincinnati Bengal, will handle the call for Chicago Rush and Iowa Barnstormers on April 2 at 8 p.m. (ET).
Burmeister splits play-by-play duty with Fran Charles on the network's 18-game schedule while Wilcots, Charles Davis, Tom Waddle and others who will be announced during the season will serve as analysts.

Burmeister and Waddle pair up for the second week with the Rush hosting the Cleveland Gladiators April 9, while the third will features Charles and Davis in Jacksonville with the Orlando Predators visiting the Sharks on April 16.

The following is NFL Network's AFL Game of the Week schedule:
Week 1 April 2 Chicago Rush vs. Iowa Barnstormers
Week 2 April 9 Cleveland Gladiators vs. Chicago Rush
Week 3 April 16 Orlando Predators vs. Jacksonville Sharks
Week 4** April 24 (Saturday) Oklahoma City Yard Dawgs vs. Iowa Barnstormers
Week 5 April 30 Iowa Barnstormers vs. Orlando Predators
Week 6 May 7 Jacksonville Sharks vs. Tampa Bay Storm
Week 7 May 14 Utah Blaze vs. Milwaukee Iron
Week 8 May 21 Arizona Rattlers vs. Iowa Barnstormers
Week 9 May 28 Tampa Bay Storm vs. Orlando Predators
Week 10 June 4 Jacksonville Sharks vs. Chicago Rush
Week 11 June 11 Tulsa Talons vs. Dallas Vigilantes
Week 12 June 18 Jacksonville Sharks vs. Orlando Predators
Week 13 June 25 Bossier City/Shreveport Battlewings vs. Tampa Bay Storm
Week 14 July 2 Chicago Rush vs. Tampa Bay Storm
Week 15 July 9 Tampa Bay Storm vs. Dallas Vigilantes
Week 16 July 16 Spokane Shock vs. Iowa Barnstormers
Week 17 July 23 Chicago Rush vs. Spokane Shock
Week 18 July 30 Tulsa Talons vs. Oklahoma City Yard Dawgs

**game to start at 9 p.m. (ET)