NFL Players Inc. Advisory Committee
Business for the players, by the players
The NFL Players Inc. Advisory Committee is a focus group comprised of active and former NFL players who provide a player perspective across our business initiatives and revenue opportunities. This includes input on opportunities for group licensing, sponsorship, venture investment, player marketing activations, existing partnerships and NFLPA growth initiatives.
Kelvin is a professional speaker in both the university and corporate markets. With outstanding interactive programs in Effective Leadership and Diversity/Inclusion, Kelvin does both training programs and keynotes that powerfully engage audiences.
He is an active NFL player with the Arizona Cardinals, originally a 7th round draft pick for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2012 and played three years there until moving to the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2016 and the NY Jets in 2017. In 2018, he was recognized for his off-the-field efforts being nominated for the Walter Peyton Man of the Year Award.
Kelvin attended Southern Methodist University, where he started 52 consecutive games, earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees, and delivered the commencement address at graduation. After graduating from SMU, Kelvin participated in the inaugural NFLPA Collegiate Bowl and has served as a NFLPA player representative.
Brandon Copeland is a husband, a father, a son, a brother, a believer in Christ, an entrepreneur, and a professional athlete, entering his fifth NFL season.
Since college, he has been chasing his dream of building an empire in various areas of interest. He and his wife, Taylor, operate two real estate companies and a nonprofit organization called Beyond the Basics Inc. Their organization looks to help young kids understand and realize their true potential through events.
This offseason he is entering into his second year as a professor of a course on financial literacy which he has called “Life 101” at his alma mater. In February, Brandon was voted by his NFL peers as the 2020 NFLPA Alan Page Community Award winner for his continued charitable efforts. The award is the highest honor bestowed upon a player by the NFLPA.
Ted Larsen is entering his eleventh year in the NFL. Away from the field, Ted is focused on early-stage investment in precision agriculture and the intersection of technology, analytics, and sports.
Ted is also a private pilot who enjoys flying during the NFL offseason. He has completed executive education programs at the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business, and Harvard Business School.
Ali is a five-year NFL veteran guard for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He is the highest drafted Division III player in NFL history.
During his tenure with the Buccaneers, he has served as the NFLPA Player Representative for four seasons, serves on the NFLPA Finance Committee and been a two-time captain for the team. Ali also helped found the Buccaneers Social Justice Initiative.
He is a graduate of Hobart and William Smith Colleges, where he studied economics and philosophy.
Brandon is a six-year NFL veteran kicker and Super Bowl Champion with the Denver Broncos. During the Denver Broncos postseason Super Bowl run, Brandon tied the NFL postseason record, making five field goals in the Broncos win of the Pittsburgh Steelers. In addition, he set a franchise record with 10 postseason field goals, three of which came in the Super Bowl against the Carolina Panthers.
As part of his off the field activities, Brandon founded Project McManus to provide at-risk and under privileged youth with a platform for change. The foundation recently pledged 20,000 meals available for families and youth in need during the COVID-19 outbreak. Brandon also served as Denver's NFLPA player representative for two seasons.
Marshall Newhouse is a 10-year NFL veteran offensive tackle, Super Bowl Champion and entrepreneur.
Off the football field, the TCU alumnus is an entrepreneurial-minded investor focused on real estate, blockchain/cryptocurrency, consumer packaged goods, sports wearables/health tech, e-commerce, cybersecurity, and video game technology.
Marshall has spoken at SXSW, the Global Roundup Conference and the IPO Summit as well as completed Athlete Transition U and the NFL Business Academy.
Tyler graduated from Harvard in 2014 with a major in Economics and a minor in Environmental Science and Public Policy. After graduating he was a member of the New England Patriots, St. Louis Rams, New York Giants, and the Cincinnati Bengals before joining the Seattle Seahawks during the 2016 playoffs. He’s been with the Seahawks for the last 3 seasons and signed a three-year contract extension through the 2022 season.
Before his NFL career, Tyler spent time working with the Robert Hoy Wealth Management group at UBS Private Wealth Management. Tyler has been actively involved in the community, but most notably with March of Dimes Foundation in some form since 2003. In 2018 he began the #Points4Preemies pledge that has raised over $30,000 for the March of Dimes and the goal of giving all moms and babies a fighting chance.
Brennan Scarlett is entering his fifth NFL season with the Houston Texans. Brennan’s business interests off the field include digital media and brand strategy, content development, and real estate investing. Brennan also began his philanthropic efforts in 2018 when he started his non-profit, Big Yard Foundation, which supports community empowerment through the vehicle of literacy.
Brennan attended the University of California-Berkeley from 2011-15, where he played football for the Golden Bears and earned his B.S. degree from the Walter A. Haas School of Business. After graduating and still having one more year of remaining NCAA eligibility, he went on to become the first graduate football transfer at Stanford University. He attended Stanford in 2015-16, playing for the Cardinal and winning a Rose Bowl while also earning his M.S. degree in Management Science and Engineering.
Isaiah’s diverse background includes earning two degrees from Harvard, playing in the National Football League for eight years, and achieving success as an experienced entrepreneur and investor.
Isaiah is currently a Founder and Managing Partner at Will Ventures, a venture capital investment fund focused on sports technology and the massive, adjacent market opportunities that it opens up (human performance, health and wellness, digital media, eSports, and more). Prior to Will Ventures, Isaiah was the Managing Partner at Blue Star Innovation Partners.
Isaiah is also an investor and advisor to over 25 companies in technology, sports, biotech, consumer, media, and sports medicine. Isaiah also has seven technology patents to his name. He is also a member of the NFLPA Health and Safety Committee, where he has served for over 5 years.
Ryan Mundy is a former NFL player turned venture capitalist. He is also the Co-Founder of SWZLE, a reusable, portable straw with a sleek case. Ryan serves on several boards, including the National Board of Directors for the Alzheimer’s Association and the Advisory Board for Chicago Blend, a venture capitalist organization promoting diversity and inclusion for start-ups in the Chicago area. He is also an Advisory Council Member for the Illinois Growth and Innovation Fund.
Prior to his business ventures, Ryan played eight seasons in the NFL. He was a Super Bowl Champion with the Pittsburgh Steelers. In addition, he played with the New York Giants and Chicago Bears. During is his tenure in Chicago, Ryan served as the Bears player representative with the NFLPA.
Ryan holds an Executive Education MBA from the University of Miami, a Master’s degree from West Virginia University, and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.
A Super Bowl Champion, and the all-time leading wide receiver in New Orleans Saints history, Marques Colston is an entrepreneur, currently serving as the Founder and Managing Partner of Dynasty Sports Group, a digital strategy and execution firm focused on sports and technology. Marques is also Co-Founder at Delta Venture Partners, a Philadelphia-based venture development firm focused on early stage companies in sports and technology.
Additionally, Marques is an investor and advisor to various early stage companies with a focus on sports and technology, and his pursuits have been featured in Inc. Magazine.
During his seven years with the New York Giants, Mark played in 11 regular-season games with 2 starts and was a part of the Giant's historical Super Bowl XLVI win. Mark was named as a finalist for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year, a recipient of the United Way Gridiron Community Champion Award, as well as the Ed Block Courage Award.
Mark was a member of the NFLPA's Executive Committee for six years from 2014-2020, the last two of which saw him serve as treasurer. He is on the board of advisors for Coach Tom Coughlin's Jay Fund which raises money for families of children fighting pediatric cancer, a board member of a Call to Men which works to promote healthy and respectful manhood and shift attitudes and behaviors that devalue women, girls, and other marginalized groups. He is also a Committee Member of The Joyful Heart Foundation.
Mark is currently a studio analyst and color commentator for ESPN’s college football ACC Network. He is also a Radio.com NFL insider.
Dhani Jones is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, former NFL linebacker, author, host and explorer who began his career in the NFL playing with the New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles and Cincinnati Bengals. In 2010, Dhani launched his philanthropic endeavor, BowTie Cause, designing signature bow ties for organizations around the country. His entrepreneurial spirit has continued to push him in new directions as Dhani currently serves as chairman of the investment fund Qey Capital Partners.
Dhani published a travelogue/memoir in 2011, The Sportsman: Unexpected Lessons from an Around the World Sports Odyssey, which recapped his rise to NFL fame, as well as his time as a host of Travel Channel’s original series, Dhani Tackles the Globe.
In addition to appearing on CNBC’s Adventure Capitalists, Dhani has also served as a football and Olympic sports television analyst.