Byron Scott, a second round pick out of Penn State, played in the NFL from 2003-2012 for the Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints and Buffalo Bills. He is the founder of the Pick Your Passion Foundation for the Arts, a non-profit with the mission of encouraging youth participation in music, visual and performing arts. This former NFL Man of the Year is a man of faith. He’s also an accomplished musician and a member of the NFL Players Choir.
In February of 2014, the choir crooned a few songs a cappella to open the 14th Annual PNE in New York. Scott led a tune, devoured a plate of ribs from McCray’s BBQ, listened in on the player success panel then made his way throughout the venue to checkout a few player-owned businesses and vendors in attendance.
The recreation management major knew he wanted to utilize his education and love for sport to earn a living after football but came to PNE to sing not with the expectation of finding his next opportunity. He made his was throughout the trade show and struck up with Title Boxing Club. Ten months later he was the owner of two franchises in Georgia.
Learn more about Scott’s journey to entrepreneurship by clicking here to learn how he transferred skills learned from football to become a successful franchise owner.