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Emmy award nomination for live digital innovation

United State Patent And Trademark Office 
U.S. Patent Application No. 17/013,692
Title: IMMERSIVE INTERACTIVE SPORTS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREOF
Inventors: Project Fanchise Technology LLC,
Sohrob Farudi, Steven Adler, Raymond Austin, Grant Cohen, and Patrick Dees

 

3-time Sports Emmy Nomination

United State Patent And Trademark Office 
SERIAL NUMBER: 90850834
REGISTRATION: 900720117
REGISTER TRADEMARK: ATHLYT 


 

Ray Austin Resume - Tv, Modeling, Footballer, Business
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FORD Models | Stewart Talent Agency

Mother Agency| Stewart Talent, Chicago

(SAG) Screen Actors Guild  & American Film and Television and Radio Artist

 Union Member 2004-Present

Official Model | Ariat Boots & Clothing International 2019-Present

Film career
Ray Austin Resume - Tv, Modeling, Footballer, Business

Former NFL Football Player

National Football League Players Association 1996-Present

TV Series (Principal)

  • The Big Leap "Revenge Plot"(Treycen)FOX, 2021

  • The Big Leap "A Lifetime of Shrimp"(Treycen) FOX, 2021

  • Homicide For The Holidays (Judge Roman), Oxygen Network, 2021 

  • Storms of Suspicion (Derek), The Weather Channel, 2021

  • In Pursuit With John Walsh (Jack) Discovery +. 2021

  • Empire (John Holloway), "I am who I am", FOX 2020

  • Chicago PD (Joe Mason), "Center Mass", NBC 2020

  • Chicago PD (Officer Hillar), "Snitch" NBC 2017

  • Empire ( John Halloway), "Noble Memory") FOX 2017

  • Chicago PD (Officer Hillar), "Reform") NBC, 2017

  • Chicago Fire (Officer Hillar), "Carry me") NBC, 2017

  • Empire (John Halloway), "The Unkindest Cut" Fox, 2016

  • Empire (John Halloway), "What we may be" Fox, 2016

  • Empire (John Halloway), "Cupid kills" Fox, 2016

  • Sirens ( Leo) "To Jeff do us part" USA Network 2015

  • Crisis (Cedric), FOX, 2015

  • Chicago Fire (Officer Hillar, "One Minute")NBC 2013

  • Boss (Sheriff Warren; "Blacklash",Showtime 2013

  • The Chicago Code (Beat Cop)FOX,2012

  • Detroit 187 (Dutch); "Engagement" ABC, 2009

  • The Beast (Agent Harris); "No Turning Back" A&E 2009

  • The Beast (Agent Harris); "Counterfeit" A&E 2009

  • Mob Doctors (Cancelled) 2007

  • Ride along (Pilot)-TFCTV 2007

  • Prison Break ( Correctional Office); "J-Cat" FOX 2006

  • Chicago PD (Officer, Hillar) "The Case that needed to be solved"NBC, 2016

  • Chicago Fire (Officer, Hillar), "We Call her Jellybean" NBC,2016​

  • Chicago PD (Officer Hillar), "Knocking the family right out" NBC, 2015

Film (Principal)

  • Ride a long (Pilot) 2010

  • Trouble with D.D. (Reggie Baily) 2005

  • Polish Bar-(Officer Rooney) 2010

  • Two-a-days (Coach Brown), Director: April WIlson 2010

Reality TV  (Principal)

  • "100 Days of Summer"(Himself)-Bravo TV,Full-Season 2014​

Voice overs

  • Experian-X-Ray Voice over

  • U.S. Army- BAM (Department of Defense) Voiceover 2019-Present

  • The Voice of Fan Controlled Football 2019-Present

Print Ads

  • Smooth Ambler Whiskey

  • ​Jefferson Bourbon

  • Clayton Homes  Properties

  • Experian

  • Target

  • Harley Davidson

  • Sprite

  • Bank of America 

  • Whal Clippers

  • Kmart

  • John Deere

  • Dawn Liquid 

  • Bedford Furniture 

  • Comcast

  • Gatorade

 

  • Cialis 

  • Chicago Magazine 

  • Motorola

  • Ace Hardware

  • Discover Card

  • Champion

  • Boathouse Magazine

  • Rogers & Holland Jewelry 

  • Tel Labs

  • Pampered Chef

  • Duerdox

  • Navistar

  • Timeout Magazine

  • Office Depot

  • Tennessee Valley Authority 

  • Sears

  • Morton Salt

  • ADT Home Security 

  • Dominos Pizza

  • Brooks Rehabilitation

  • Banner Health Care

  • Prolo Gel

  • Republic Services 

  • Vocera

  • Ariat Clothing 

  • Grand Canyon University

  • Turft & Needle 

  • State Of Tennessee  Covid Vaccine

  • Walmart

 

Training 

Fit Model

 Catherine Head On-Camera, Theater Coach & Instructor (Public Speaking, Media, Acting) 2004-2005

Improv Olympic-Level 3-4 Comedic Improv

1501 N Kingsbury St, Chicago, IL 60642

July-Aug. 2010

Commercials (ALL Principal)

  • Ariat Clothing and Boots-2019-Present

  • Harley Davidson-2018

  • Duluth Clothing Fit Model-2015-2017

  • Casual Male Fit Model-2013-2017

  • Meijers-2008-2010

  • Luggers-2010

  • Lowes

  • Walmart(4)

  • Old Dominion

  • Ford Escape

  • Coors Brewing Company(5)

  • Saran Wrap

  • AT&T

  • U.S. Bank(2)

  • State Farm(3)

  • GMC

  • 2k Sports

  • Southwest Airlines

  • McDonald's(2)

  • Listerine

  • U.S. Mint(2)

  • Illinois Tourism(2)

  • Giant Eagle Grocery Store

  • Sears(4)

  • Allstate(2)

  • Tide

  • Netflix

  • Kelloggs Frosted Flakes(2)

  • Harris Bank(2)

  • Sears Craftsman Tools

  • Target(10)

  • Phillip Morris(2)

  • Rentway

  • Budweiser

  • Citizen's Bank

  • Under Armour

  • John Deere(2)

  • Chevrolet

  • University of Children Hospital

  • Scottsdale Tourism 

  • Hartford Insurance

  • Dawn(New-media website)

  • Quixtar Amway

  • Cialis

  • Corners Children Hospital 

  • Experian(2)

  • KFC

  • Digoirnio Pizza

  • Kentucky Farm Bureau

  • Wisconsin Lottery

  • Majestic Casino

  • XS Energy

  • Tweeter Center

  • Citibank

  • Illinois Lottery(6)

  • Grand Canyon University(2)

  • Smart Furniture

  • U.S. Army(2)

  • Hamburger Helper

  • Regions Bank

  • Babybel

  • Alzheimer Association 

  • Champion

  • Levitra(2)

  • Nationwide Insurance

  • AllTell

  • Budweiser

  • Blockbuster

  • Statefarm compliance (4)

  • Miller Lite

  • Buick​​

  • Republic Services 

  •  Clayton Homes 

  • Drakes Cake

  • Tennessee Valley Authority 

Football career

 Football Career

  • University of Tennessee  '93-97

  • New York Jets '97-98

  • Chicago Bears '98-'99

  • Green Bay Packers(IR)

  • Chicago Enforcers '00-01

Full Resume

 

US Patent & Registered Trademark Holder | Inventor  

3xEmmy Nominated | Former NFL Player | Actor | Model

 

Summary of Experience

 

Seasoned professional with a diverse background spanning sports, entertainment, fashion, and technology. Demonstrated expertise in spearheading strategic initiatives, forging partnerships, and driving innovation. Proven track record of success in leadership roles across various industries.

 

 

Experience

 

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer 

ATHLYT | 2023-Present

 

- Orchestrated strategic partnership with such companies like INTUIT and Bush's Brother's Baked beans  for financial literacy and other holistic initiatives and  career readiness for student-athletes through our "learn & earn' sportfolio. 

- Led a $1.2 million seed raise from investment groups Cap 11 and Connect Ventures to launch beta test application.

- Cultivated sponsorship deals and fostered brand culture, vision, and mission.

 

Co-Founder and Commissioner  

Fan Controlled Football (FCF) | 2015-2023

 

- Conceptualized and launched the beta test for FCF application, driving fan engagement and innovation in sports technology.

- Successfully raised $40 million in capital for FCF seasons and arena build-out through presentations to key stakeholders.

- Managed technology integration, football operations, and apparel departments.

- Oversaw management and coaching staff in sports technology and football operations.

 

Executive Producer  

Fan Controlled Football-Cloud to Ground Inc. | Uncle Casey Productions | Crazy Legs Productions

 

- Produced Emmy-nominated content including "MAN UP," "Tape Don't Lie," and "Talking Bout Practice" for Fan Controlled Football.

 

SAG/AFTRA Actor and Professional Model  

Stewart Talent | FORD Model & Robert Black Agency | Gage Talent

 

- Featured in national and regional commercials for leading brands such as Ford, Coors Brewing Company, McDonald's, and State Farm.

- Acted in television series including "The Big Leap," "Empire," and "Chicago PD."

- Modeled for print advertisements for Ariat International, Harley Davidson, Gatorade, and more.

 

Co-Owner  

Team Inc. Talent | January 2007-April 2010

 

- Co-produced and cast commercials for Under Armour, Sony PlayStation, and Walt Disney.

- Acted as primary liaison between clients and casting directors, ensuring successful collaborations.

 

Co-Owner  

Speed USA-Central Park Athletic Club | June 2002-December 2006

 

- Managed elite sports performance facility, training and mentoring high-profile athletes.

- Increased monthly revenue by 40% year over year and secured partnership with Nike for youth mentorship programs.

 

 

Professional Football Player  

Defensive Back, Green Bay Packers, Chicago Bears, New York Jets | National Football League | 1997-2001

 

Education

 

Bachelor of Science in Psychology  

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee | 1993-1996

 

Affiliations/Certifications

 

- American Council on Exercise Certification

- Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated

- Screen Actors Guild & American Film Television and Radio Artist

- American Federation of Television and Radio Artists

- National Football League Players Association

- National Football League LEGENDS Association

- Confronting Bias: Thriving Across Our Differences

 

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