SNOOP DOGG TO PERFORM AT HALFTIME OF SATURDAY’S WILD CARD GAME
* ACTRESS & USC ALUMNA KELLEY JAKLE TO PERFORM NATIONAL ANTHEM*
On Saturday, the Rams will host the Atlanta Falcons for the first NFL playoff game in Los Angeles in more than two decades. The game will be televised on NBC and will take place at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum. Tickets are available at TheRams.com/Playoffs or by calling (800) 745-3000, with prices starting at $85.
As part of this historic game, the Rams will feature entertainers with local ties during pregame and halftime, as well as honor Rams fans and Legends. Fans should be in their seats by 4:50 PM PT for team introductions, the National Anthem, the coin toss and the lighting of the torch.
SNOOP DOGG, hip-hop legend and entertainment icon, will perform at halftime. Snoop Dogg is also the founder of the Snoop Youth Football League, a non-profit organization focused on providing opportunities for inner-city children to participate in youth football league and cheer. Since being founded in 2005, thousands of kids have participated in the program and numerous players have gone on to play football in college and the NFL.
KELLEY JAKLE, a USC Alumna and actress currently featured in Pitch Perfect 3, will perform the National Anthem. Jakle will be joined on-field by 100 Rams Season Ticket Members holding a U.S.A-shaped American Flag. The *U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion Los Angeles Honor Guard *will present the colors.
The Rams announced earlier this week that Hall of Fame Legends ERIC DICKERSON, TOM MACK, and ORLANDO PACEwill join the team captains at midfield to participate in the coin toss. Members of the 1979 LA Rams including FRANK CORRAL, NOLAN CROMWELL, REGGIE DOSS, VINCE FERRAGAMO, LAWRENCE McCUTCHEON, *and JACKIE SLATER *will light the Coliseum Torch prior to kickoff. The 1979 Los Angeles Rams were the last team to play an NFL playoff game in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum when they defeated the Dallas Cowboys 21-19 in the Divisional Round.
In addition, Whittier-resident Staff Sergeant MICHAEL MISSEL, who joined the National Guard in 2005 and trained as an aircraft crew chief and aircraft mechanic, will be honored during the first quarter. Sergeant Missel served through two deployments in Iraq (2005-06 and 2010-11). While overseas in 2011, he was injured in battle after sustaining a mortar attack on his base. Fortunately, Missel was able to return home. Upon his arrival, he was awarded the Iraqi Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terror Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal and Combat Action Badge.
About Snoop Dogg
An entertainment icon, Snoop Dogg has reigned for more than two decades as an unparalleled musical force who has raised the bar as an entertainer and globally recognized innovator. Snoop defines entertainment history. The multiple Grammy nominated artist has set records with his seminal album* Doggystyle, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Throughout his career, Snoop’s chart-topping hits, include “Gin & Juice,” “Who Am I? (What’s My Name?),” “Nuthin’ But A ‘G’ Thang,” “Next Episode,” “Beautiful,” “Drop It Like It’s Hot,” “Signs,” “Sensual Seduction”, “I Wanna Rock" and "Young, Wild and Free". Snoop recently released his successful album, *Make America Crip Again.
As a trendsetter of pop culture and tech mogul, the Emmy nominated icon has multiple tv, film and content partnerships; including his popular entertainment WestFestTV channel on YouTube and with *MTV, VH1, Turner Broadcasting, Apple and more. *
About Kelley Jakle
Kelley is a native of Northern California and a graduate of the University of Southern California. It was at USC that she honed in on her a ‘Capella skills. A natural fit for the project, she made her studio film debut in Universal and Jason Moore’s hit feature PITCH PERFECT (2012). She went on to appear opposite Harrison Ford in Warner Bros.’ 42 which told the story of ground-breaking Major League baseball player Jackie Robinson and venerable Brooklyn Dodgers’ manager Branch Ritchie, who happens to be Kelley’s great grandfather. Kelley can currently be seen in 2017’s *PITCH PERFECT 3 *alongside Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, and Brittany Snow for Universal. She currently calls Los Angeles home.