About SU Football NIL

When Fran Brown was hired as the Head Coach of Syracuse Football on November 28th, 2023 he was billed as the nations “Top Recruiter”. The anticipation was that he would bring a level of talent to the Syracuse Football program that had not seen since the late 1990’s. Coach Brown delivered as anticipated, bringing in some of the nations top recruits, many of them 3 and 4 star transfers from top 20 programs.

The SU Football NIL seeks to offer endorsement contracts to corporate sponsors utilizing the name, image and likeness of the most recognizable players in SU Football. Consultants will be available for events, social media, traditional media and any reasonable activity related to advertising.

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What is NIL in College Sports?

NIL stands for Name, Image, and Likeness, and it refers to the rights of college athletes to profit from their own name, image, and likeness. Historically, the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) had strict rules prohibiting college athletes from receiving compensation beyond their scholarships. However, in recent years, there has been a significant shift in policies regarding NIL rights.

The changes are significant for college athletes who can now benefit financially from their athletic success while still maintaining their collegiate eligibility. The specific rules and regulations surrounding NIL rights can vary, and they may continue to evolve, so it’s advisable to check the latest updates from the NCAA or relevant sports authorities.

Allowance for Compensation:

College athletes are now allowed to earn money through various avenues, such as endorsements, sponsorships, social media, and other commercial opportunities.

End of Amateurism Restrictions

The changes mark a departure from the traditional concept of amateurism in college sports, where athletes were not allowed to receive compensation for their athletic abilities.

Increased Autonomy for Athletes

Athletes have more autonomy and control over their personal brand and the ability to capitalize on their popularity and marketability.

Who We Represent


Kyle McCord

#8  Quarterback

Fadil Diggs

#10  Defensive Lineman

Oronde Gadsden II

#19  Tight End

Marlowe Max

#2  Linebacker

LeQuint Allen

#1  Running Back

Justin Barron

#8  Defensive Back

Isaiah Hastings • Yazeed Hanes • Michael Nwokocha • Alijah Clark • Dametrius Weatherspoon • Dion Wilson • Deuce Chestnut • Marcellus Barnes • King Joseph Edwards • James Heard

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If you are interested in partnering with SU Football NIL, sponsorships, donations or just want to connect, please fill out the form and one of our representatives will get back to you.

Address: 9 Old Kings Hwy S, 4th Floor
Darien, CT 06820

Tel: (315) 505-0404


Board Members


Joe Burton

Founder, CEO

Joe Burton is the president of the SU Football NIL. Joe was a four-year starter on the Syracuse Football team as an offensive lineman from 1998-2001. Joe started the SU Football NIL due to his strong desire to see the program thrive in the new college football landscape created through NIL and transfer portal expansion.

Joe is president of CoreOne Industrial, a 2.5M sf portfolio of industrial assets based in Darien, CT. Prior to CoreOne, Joe founded Burton Real Estate where he was responsible for assembling a 3 million square foot portfolio of industrial real estate assets. Prior to Burton Real Estate, Joe served for 12 years as the Executive Vice President of Real Estate for Cenveo Corporation.

Joe graduated from the School of Management at Syracuse University with degrees in both Marketing, and Entrepreneurship & Emerging Enterprises.


Colby Clark

Board Member

Owner Meier’s Creek Brewing Company, CEO/President Feldmeier Equipment, Inc

A Central New York Native, Clark grew up in Tully, NY as part of the historic Feldmeier family. His grandfather, Robert Feldmeier, the founder and innovator of Feldmeier Equipment, Inc which has grown from a small family business to the largest manufacturer of stainless-steel tanks and pressure-vessels in the Western Hemisphere, all while remaining family owned and operated. In 2020, Clark and other familial operating partners took the dive into the craft brewery industry by purchasing the previously known, Empire Brewing Company. After extensive renovation and rehabilitation to the property, it reopened the as Meier’s Creek Brewing Company in the height of a pandemic. Surviving the COVID trials and tribulations, the brand has grown its footprint by opening the second location, a taproom in Syracuse, NY, and soon to be third taproom in Lake Placid, NY.

Even with his immense business success his passion lies in giving back to the surrounding community, with an emphasis on supporting young and aspirational student athletes. His work with local high school athletics, Syracuse University and Le Moyne College all contribute directly to helping athletes gain the experience, notoriety, and assistance they need to be their best on and off the field. Working with the SU Football NIL is an easy step forward in these efforts with a strong presence in recruiting exceptional talent to Syracuse University.


PJ Alexander

Board Member

PJ was a four-year starter on the Syracuse Football team as an offensive lineman from 1998-2001, earning 2nd Team All Big East Honors as a senior. PJ graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in Information Studies of Technology. After graduating he was signed as an undrafted free agent by the New Orleans Saints in 2002.  PJ went on to have a 6-year NFL career playing for the Saints, Broncos and Falcons.

Following his career in the NFL PJ went to work as a VP of Sales for Cenveo Corporation landing numerous key accounts. PJ has been instrumental in player engagement and support of the SU Football NIL.


Justin Pugh

Board Member

Justin played college football at Syracuse University, where he graduated in 2013. He was a first round draft pick in 2013. Justin played offensive guard in the National Football League for eleven seasons for the New York Giants and Arizona Cardinals.

Justin is looking forward to pursuing a career in real estate post his career as a professional athlete.