Senior honors thesis. Open access.
In this paper, I have provided a detailed introduction to modeling NFL Next Gen Stats Tracking
Data to tackle complicated football analytics problems. I have further outlined why I believe such
modeling is important, and how it can add to the current world of football analytics. Finally, I attempted
to use the tracking data to model both EPA and yards gained, and, although ultimately not as successful
as I had hoped, I believe I showed that there is reason to believe that the data can be modeled
successfully with more data and more advanced feature engineering. (from Conclusion)
Ennis, Avery. An Introduction to Modeling NFL Tracking Data. [Thesis Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements of the Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein Honors Program.] NY: Yeshiva College. Yeshiva University. [June 2020]
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