The catch vest, by inventor Erik Thompson – also known as ‘The Receiver Trainer’ helps train receivers to catch the football out in front with their hands instead of with their chest. This is truly a brilliant invention. It is simple, yet the hundreds of millions of football fans and players would never have realized it’s affect. This device appears to dramatically reduce the learning curve for catching a football. Quarterbacks everywhere are celebrating. How many units can it sell? Hard to say, football equipment is already substantial, schools and teams should have the money for one more piece of equipment. The receiver trainer is a great idea and the passion and presence of Erik Thompson – who described how this product has helped at-risk youth go to college – was also a big benefit to this invention.