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United State Patent And Trademark Office 
U.S. Patent Application No. 17/013,692
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 


Ray Austin Resume - Tv, Modeling, Footballer, Business

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



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

Ray Austin

US Patent & Registered Trademark Holder | Inventor

 Emmy Nominated | Former NFL Player | Actor | Model

Summary of Experience 


Co-Founder-Chief Executive Officer| ATHLYT 2023-Present


  • Spearheaded strategic partnership between ATHLYT and Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), orchestrating a pioneering initiative focused on bolstering financial literacy and career readiness for student-athletes, providing a comprehensive program with financial  resources, workshops, and mentorship programs to advance student-athletes' financial education and professional development.

  • Liaison between colleges, sport entities, schools, management and athletes 

  •  Supported a $1.2m Seed Raise of Capital and to launch beta test application from Investment groups Cap 11, and Connect Ventures.

  • Help support and facilitate sponsorship deals

  • Oversea brand culture and vision and mission

  • Facilitate partnerships with Ever-Fi 

  • Build out strategy and opportunities for talent/athletes

  • Co-Founder and Commissioner of Fan Controlled Football  (FCF)- 2015- Present

  • Emmy Nominated for Outstanding Innovation | Fan Controlled Football | Twitch

  • Fan Controlled Football  (FCF), Sports Technology and Operations Solutions, Culver City California

  • Created the first beta test for (snapcount) creative input for the FCF  application

  • Supported Raising $40 million dollar capital to fund FCF seasons and arena build out through presentation pitches with Intel,  Amazon, LightSpeed Ventures, and Tailis Ventures

  • Effectively use syndicated and proprietary tools for support and contribution to the planning and implementation of the first season

  • Liaison between technology integration, Football Operations, and Apparel Department

  • Employ and oversee management and coaching of Sports Technology and Football Operations

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

  • "MAN UP"|Fan Controlled Football-Cloud to Ground Inc. |Uncle Casey Productions |Crazy Legs Productions

  • "Tape Don't Lie"|Fan Controlled Football-Cloud to Ground Inc. |Uncle Casey Productions |Crazy Legs Productions

  • "Talking Bout Practice"|Fan Controlled Football-Cloud to Ground Inc. |Uncle Casey Productions |Crazy Legs Productions

  • "Player's Club"-|Fan Controlled Football-Cloud to Ground Inc. |Uncle Casey Productions |Crazy Legs Productions

  • "Deep Fade"-|Fan Controlled Football-Cloud to Ground Inc. |Uncle Casey Productions |Crazy Legs Productions

  • "Monday Maddness"-|Fan Controlled Football-Cloud to Ground Inc. |Uncle Casey Productions |Crazy Legs Productions

  • "Fan Controlled Football V2" |Fan Controlled Football-Cloud to Ground Inc. |Uncle Casey Productions |Crazy Legs Productions



SAG/AFTRA  Actor and Professional Model 

Stewart Talent, Talent Agency, Chicago Illinois (2004-Present) FORD Model & Robert Black Agency, Scottsdale, Az. 2018-Present Gage Talent, Knoxville Tennessee

  • National Principal Commercials with Ford, Coors Brewing Company, McDonald’s, State Farm, and Hallmark

  • Regional Principal Commercials with Illinois Lottery, University of Chicago Hospital, and Majestic Casino

  • Television Series with The Big Leap, Empire, Chicago PD, Chicago Fire, and Prison Break

  • Independent Films with The Trouble With Dee Dee and Polish Bar

  • Print Advertisements with Ariat International,Harley Davidson, John Deere, Gatorade, Ace Hardware, Coke, and Cialis

  • 1 year of experience as a broadcast color commentator with the Indoor Football Leagues Salt Lake Screaming Eagles team-2017

  • 5 years Owner & General Manager at SPEED USA, Inc. Central Park Athletic Club, Naperville IL. (2001-2006)

  • 5 years of practice in athletic training and coaching  (2002-2006)

  • 12 years of progressive guest speaking (including guest speaking at the Common Ground Global Steam 2021, the Black Is Tech conference  2019, Manhattan NY, Player Impact, Las Vegas 2019, San Francisco Block2TheFuture Conference 2018, NFL Players Association Life After Series, Las Vegas 2018, Rainbow PUSH Sports Tech, Chicago 2019 and 2018, The Retired Players Association 2019, Columbia School of Arts (2018), Google Global Stream, Chicago 2016, FMI GUILD, Scottsdale Arizona 2009, FMI GUILD, Phoenix, Arizona (2008)

  • official Model for Ariat Boots & Clothing International (2019-present)

  • 18 years of active commercial acting and modeling (Chicago Fire, Empire, Walmart, Harley Davidson, Listerine, Coke, etc.)

Co-Owner, Team Inc. Talent- January 2007-April 2010

  • Team Inc. Talent, Sports Talent Agency, Chicago Illinois

  • Co-produced and cast Under Armour commercials featuring Under Armour Brand and former Chicago Bears Wide Receiver Devin Hester

  • Men’s Health Magazine front cover photoshoot featuring NFL All-Pro Wide Receiver Arizona Cardinals Larry Fitzgerald

  • Casted talent and featured in Prince Fielder’s 2K Sports video game commercial

  • Cast Sony Play Station commercial featuring former Indianapolis Colts Quarterback Peyton Manning

  • Casted and featured in  Levitra commercial featuring former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka

  • Cast Walt Disney Aladdin WMS slot machine, featuring sports modeling talent

  • Primary contact and liaison between the client and casting directors and creative department

Co-Owner, Speed USA-Central Park Athletic Club- June 2002-December 2006

  • Speed USA-Central Park Athletic Club, Elite Sports Performance Facility, Naperville Illinois

  • Trained, coached, and mentored high school, college, and professional athletes (Chris Brown formerly of Tennessee

  • Titans,  Justin Tuck formerly of the New York Giants, Tommy Zbikowski formerly of the Chicago Bears)

  • Effectively and efficiently managed employees and maintenance of the 40,000 square foot sports facility Successfully increased monthly revenue of sports facility by 40% year over year. Obtained partnership with Nike to offer athletic training, development, and mentorship to inner city youth in Chicago high schools Lane Tech, Dunbar High School, Juilian High School and Simeon High School.

Professional Football Player

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


  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee B.S. Major: Psychology 1993-1996


  •  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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