Companies marketing a product or service tied to sports know that a famous face can do wonders to boost brand awareness, build enthusiasm, and create loyalty. But pro athletes can also inspire other athletic teams, sports fans, or corporate teams that simply need a morale boost.
Whether they’re kicking off a conference, hosting virtual Q&As, or simply selling personalized video shoutouts to fans, you can work with any of these influencers in Shake.
Here are 10 professional athletes you can hire for virtual appearances on Shake
George Hill has had an impressive basketball career, but the player made a bold choice when he was in college. Despite having scholarships to schools like Temple and Indiana, he went to Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) to stay close to his sick great grandfather.
Hill can join a call for a virtual Q&A or meet-and-greet for up to one hour. The former Milwaukee Bucks guard can talk about basketball, his experiences playing in the NBA, or just chat with employees.
NBA star Wesley Iwundu was recruited out of high school to play ball for Kansas State and then picked up in the second round to play for the Orlando Magic in 2017. He offers personalized 60-second video shoutouts of encouragement or inspiration for a company’s big event or meeting and is also open to hosting Q&As and product reviews.
You might know Clelin Ferrel as a Las Vegas Raiders defensive end, but did you know that he comes from a big family? He has four brothers and four sisters. His family helped him overcome a serious injury early in his football career when he tore his ACL. Clelin Ferrell can talk about overcoming adversity or what it’s like to be an NFL player. He does birthday shout outs too.
Drafted early from college to play safety for the New Orleans Saints, Chauncey Gardner-Johnson has a wealth of football knowledge to draw from. He’ll share his stories, answer questions, or host a meet-and-greet on Zoom for up to one hour. Chauncey is ready to collab for a company retreat, private celebration, or a sports team looking for outside inspiration.
Football enthusiasts have a long list of teams to root for, and John Jenkins appeals to a wide berth of fans. The nose tackle has played for the New Orleans Saints, Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Bears, New York Giants, and now the Miami Dolphins. This leading high school scorer of 1988 can participate in Zoom calls or shoot a short shoutout video for your brand.
Known by fans and commentators as Donte “Action” Jackson, the Carolina Panthers cornerback built his speed as an accomplished sprinter on LSU’s track and field team and was named the fastest player in college football in 2017. Donte does product reviews, virtual Q&As , and product promotions.
Currently a free agent, Kelly Bryant played college football for Clemson and Mizzou before signing with the Toronto Argonauts and playing two games with the Bismarck Bucks of the Indoor Football League. Consider working with Bryant to schedule a corporate Zoom call or a meet-and-greet.
As the son of former Canadian Football League and Arena Football League player Deatrich Wise and the brother of Super Bowl LIII champion Deatrich Wise Jr., Daniel Wise has football in his blood. The Washington Football Team defensive tackle can chat about what it’s like to be in a “football family” or provide motivation to your team during a virtual appearance.
Previously with the Bears before joining the Jaguars as a defensive end, Roy Robertson-Harris has a broad appeal. He knows how to handle defeat as he went undrafted in 2016, was picked up by the Bears the same year, but wound up injured his entire rookie season. Brands can work with him to create a personalized video or coordinate keynote speaking.
After brief stints with the Bengals, Steelers, and DC Defenders, safety Tyree Kinnel is now a free agent. He can talk about playing college ball with the Michigan Wolverines, share his experience with the NFL and XFL, or record a personalized message.