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.

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 • Fadil Diggs • Isaiah Hastings • LeQuint Allen • Yazeed Hanes • Michael Nwokocha • Justin Barron • Alijah Clark • Oronde Gadsden II • Marlowe Wax • Demetrius Witherspoon • 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.

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Board Members

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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.

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Colby Clark

Board Member

President and CEO of Alterna Holdings

Rob Konrad has been an important figure in Syracuse University history as the Parade All American chose Syracuse over Notre Dame to continue the storied tradition of the Legend of #44 which was retired after his departure to the NFL. He had an exceptional career at Syracuse University, where he started as a true freshman and played talkback and fullback for the Syracuse Orange football team from 1995 to 1998.  He was a key player in helping the Syracuse football program to win three consecutive Big East Championships, and leading the team to four consecutive games including the Fiesta Bowl and the Orange Bowl in 1999 where he served as a co-captain.   He was the first fullback picked in the 1999 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins in the 1st Round. In addition to his on-field achievements, Konrad also left a lasting impact on the Syracuse community. He was known for his involvement in various charitable activities and his commitment to giving back. Konrad’s dedication to his sport and his community made him an important figure in Syracuse, and he continues to be recognized and celebrated for his contributions to the university and the city.

Rob is the President and CEO of Alterna Holdings, a private investment firm which is the sole or majority owner of several leading financial services businesses. After his career with the Miami Dolphins where he was the elected team representative for the NFLPA, Rob served as a gubernatorial appointee to the Florida State Board of Administration – Investment Advisory Council.  Rob served as the youngest Chairman of the history of the IAC in 2009. He is a currently a member of the Advisory Board for the Falk School of Sports Management and Analytics. Rob is also a longtime member of the Palm Beach Chapter of YPO, and an elected member of the Economic Council of Palm Beach County. He and his wife Tammy reside in Ocean Ridge, FL.

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Rob Konrad

Board Member

President and CEO of Alterna Holdings

Rob Konrad has been an important figure in Syracuse University history as the Parade All American chose Syracuse over Notre Dame to continue the storied tradition of the Legend of #44 which was retired after his departure to the NFL. He had an exceptional career at Syracuse University, where he started as a true freshman and played talkback and fullback for the Syracuse Orange football team from 1995 to 1998.  He was a key player in helping the Syracuse football program to win three consecutive Big East Championships, and leading the team to four consecutive games including the Fiesta Bowl and the Orange Bowl in 1999 where he served as a co-captain.   He was the first fullback picked in the 1999 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins in the 1st Round. In addition to his on-field achievements, Konrad also left a lasting impact on the Syracuse community. He was known for his involvement in various charitable activities and his commitment to giving back. Konrad’s dedication to his sport and his community made him an important figure in Syracuse, and he continues to be recognized and celebrated for his contributions to the university and the city.

Rob is the President and CEO of Alterna Holdings, a private investment firm which is the sole or majority owner of several leading financial services businesses. After his career with the Miami Dolphins where he was the elected team representative for the NFLPA, Rob served as a gubernatorial appointee to the Florida State Board of Administration – Investment Advisory Council.  Rob served as the youngest Chairman of the history of the IAC in 2009. He is a currently a member of the Advisory Board for the Falk School of Sports Management and Analytics. Rob is also a longtime member of the Palm Beach Chapter of YPO, and an elected member of the Economic Council of Palm Beach County. He and his wife Tammy reside in Ocean Ridge, FL.

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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.

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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.