Trendsetting Sports Agent Nicole Lynn Tapped To Speak At Clemson University
Sports agent Nicole Lynn is scheduled to speak at Clemson University’s Women’s Roundtable which will be held Nov. 2, 2023, in Greenville, South Carolina, according to Clemson News.
The Women’s Roundtable is a networking event that focuses on investing in and promoting the development of women and girls who are pursing careers in STEM fields. Now in its third year, the Women’s Roundtable will host approximately 500 participants who will come together to discuss various topics including education, self-care and navigating male-dominated educational and professional spaces.
Lynn will join a panel of female trailblazers that include Emmy Award winning journalist Soledad O’Brien, Vanessa Wyche, director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center and poet Tanaya Winder.
Lynn made history in 2015 when she became the first Black woman to represent a top three NFL draft pick player. She made history again in 2023 when she secured a a 5-year, $255 million contract for her client Jalen Hurts making him the highest paid player in NFL history.
The history making agent’s client roster includes a list of notable athletes such as Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Marvin Wilson and New England Patriots quarterback Bailey Zappe.
Lynn received her Bachelors and Juris doctorate degrees from Oklahoma State University. She worked as financial analyst on Wall Street before becoming a successful sports agent.
Lynn’s goal is to to help athletes become better prepared for long-term financial freedom.
“I’m passionate about teaching financial literacy, teaching ‘adulting’ skills, and really getting these guys across the finish line, and in and out of a career in the NFL into the rest of their lives.” She told Sports Illustrated in 2022.
In 2021, Lynn became the President of Football Operations at Klutch Sports Group, the agency that represents top athletes such as Lebron James and Anthony Davis. In the same year, she published Agent You, a book that shares tips on how to achieve career and entrepreneurial goals.