NFL running back Trayveon Williams will certainly keep himself busy during the 2023 offseason; he just got a job co-teaching at Texas A&M’s School of Law.
Alongside an adjunct professor named Alex Sinatra, the Bengals player will be teaching a course a Name, Image, Likeness (NIL)-focused course. His fellow professor is a sports attorney and has a background in sports business, according to Sports Illustrated.
Although Williams did not explain what brought this sudden desire to educate in the announcement, the NFL star shared his new profession on Twitter. “More Than An Athlete,” he began in his social media post. “@YourPotential4 @TAMULawSchool & I are cooking up something that can Revolutionize the NIL world.”
Williams was drafted in 2019 while he was still a student enrolled at Texas A&M. Despite the fact that NIL deals were established after the running back exited the world of student-athletes, his perspective as an athlete is an essential one. Although he does not have direct connections to Name, Image, and Likeness, he once lived the life of a college athlete and can offer a unique perspective that established the necessity of NIL deals.
However, he did discuss on a podcast why he feels particularly drawn to this field. “Having someone who has been in that system, who can relate, and who can bring a certain stamp of actual, real-life engagement in that world, I feel like can be beneficial,” he explained on a podcast.
What will Trayveon Williams’ NIL course look like?
Sinatra went into a little bit of detail about what the course will entail. Taking to Twitter, she shared an image of how she plans to lay out the class, which includes the history of NIL deals, altercations in court, and moving forward in the NCAA.
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She stated in the announcement, “Starting on the curriculum for some NIL courses I’ll be co-teaching for @TAMULawSchool Professor Sinatra + Professor Williams.”
Williams completed his college career with an incredible track record and was one of the best college athletes from 2016-2018. Williams rushed for 1,760, which still stands as the school’s all-time record. Over his entire college career, he ranks as the third-best rusher in A&M history with a total of 3,615 yards.
Following his 2021 NFL season, the future professor completed the year with five total game appearances and accumulated 51 total yards on 15 attempts. After this next season begins and ends, he will be transitioning into his teaching position.
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