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Find College Football Greats For your Event

Hire a well-known college football celebrity today and increase awareness, drive traffic, and make your promotional event a huge success! The college football fan base is one of great affinity and allegiance to the specific community and school. You can capitalize on this affinity by associating your company or product with an appearance from a highly visibile and respected college football celebrity.

Direct Sportslink is a leading provider of former collegiate football players and current college football coaches for speaking engagements, personal appearances, and product endorsements in North America. Please visit our recent events page for our work securing numerous Heisman Trophy winners, including Desmond Howard, Herschel Walker, Tim Brown, Doug Flutie and Charlie Ward for Nissan's Heisman House commercials and print campaigns. We have secured college football speakers for the Boys and Girls Club Fundraisers (view Coach Nick Saban's speaking engagement), motivational speaker events (view Coach Pete Carroll's speaking engagement) and numerous appearances by former college football greats such as Matt Leinart for Nissan's trade show.

Featured College Football Booking

Nissan

Doug Flutie Featured in Nissan's Heisman House Commercials

Audience: National Television Commercial
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Client: Nissan

Direct Sportslink secured Doug Flutie for Nissan's national television commercial. The "Heisman House" commercials featured numerous Heisman Trophy winners including Eddie George, Vinny Testeverde, Marcus Allen, Barry Sanders, Tim Brown, Desmond Howard, Troy Smith, Mark Ingram and Charlie Ward. 

Herschel Walker Testimonial

It was a pleasure to work with you for our 2012 Leadership Conference. Herschel Walker exceeded our expectations and we are very pleased with everything. Thanks again for being on-site in Florida to make sure everything went so well.

-P2P

Direct Sportslink Clients Include

Direct Sportslink College Football Speaker Bookings

Nissan
Desmond Howard for Nissan
Cabela's
Bo Jackson for Cabela's
TekPartners
Herschel Walker for TekPartners
NetApp
Ronnie Lott for NetApp
Nissan
Matt Leinart for Nissan
Nissan
Herschel Walker for Nissan

FAQ's and Celebrity Booking Agent Tips

College Football Motivational Speaker - Q: When should I hire a college football speaker? A: Hiring any speaker who has performed at his or her best whether as a college football player or college football coach brings credibility to your message. The college sports demographics have a very large affinity base of fans who feel strongly about their specific team. Hiring a motivational speaker who resonates well with your audience likely will result in selecting a local fan favorite. For example, Bobby Bowden in Tallahassee, Florida, or Bob Stoops in Norman, Oklahoma would be ideal guest speakers.

College Football Celebrity Personal Appearance - Q: What are some of my options when it comes to securing a college football player and how would I use them? A: First and foremost, a current college football player can not make a paid personal appearance due to NCAA rules so the talent secured needs to be a former college player, existing coach, or past college coach. Most personal appearances include autograph signings, picture taking, meet and greet with your guests, and story telling about the player or coach's career. Depending on the talent secured, they will sometimes bring special items such as their Heisman Trophy or National Championship rings. For example, Gino Torretta will bring his Heisman Trophy to appearances.

College Football Celebrity Endorsement - Q: I am interested in securing a collegiate sports celebrity for an endorsement of our brand and company. However, I have no idea what rights are included or the cost involved? A: Once you determine your budget and the rights you want included we will provide you a list of recommendations that fit your criteria. The person will need to be a former college football player or existing/former college football coach due to NCAA rules. Generally, the longer the term of the endorsement the lower the cost per year. Upon notification of the requested talent the client would like to secure, we will make a formal offer to the talent for their acceptance on behalf of the client. It's really that simple. We leave out the stress, worry, and hassle of the client trying to find the talent and negotiate the terms of the endorsement. The cost will depend on the specific talent, time needed from the talent, and rights agreed upon by both parties.