Professor Robert J. Romano and his Columbia University’s High School Program: Beyond the Game – The Business of Sports students sincerely thank former NFL All-Pro Patrick Kerney for taking time out of his extremely busy schedule to spend a summer morning discussing sports business issues with the class.
Patrick Kerney was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the first round (30th overall) of the 1999 NFL draft out of University of Virginia. He played for both the Falcons and the Seattle Seahawks having a stellar NFL career which included 82.5, sacks, two trips to the Pro Bowl and being voted All-Pro twice. He was also named the NFC’s defensive player of the year in 2007.
During his time with the students, Patrick Kerney discussed sports business issues such as selecting a proper agent, the NFL labor dispute and how valuable a good education is for a post-NFL career. (Kerney is currently a student at Columbia’s Business School where he is pursuing an MBA).
Again, our sincere thanks to Patrick Kerney for sharing a morning discussing sports business.