The Cincinnati Bengals running back Trayveon Williams is set to return to his alma mater Texas A&M in an unexpected role. Speaking on the Your Potential for Everything podcast earlier this month, Williams revealed that he would be teaching a course focused on the name, image, and likeness (NIL) rules at the university’s law school.
Williams will team up with sports attorney and business consultant Alex Sinatra for the course that will also deal with student athletics and athlete advocacy. The duo is currently working on a curriculum and hopes to launch the course in the spring of next year.
Sinatra, who also studied at Texas A&M, revealed via ESPN that the idea for the course initially started as a social-media joke. However, after some consideration, she decided it was something worth pursuing and contacted Williams to see if he was interested in collaborating. The 24-year-old immediately said yes, being happy to help students navigate often confusing NIL rules.
“Having someone who has been in that system, who can relate, and who can bring a certain stamp of actual, real-life engagement in that world, I feel like can be beneficial,” Williams explained.
Trayveon Williams played three years with Aggies and rushed for 3,615 yards and 34 touchdowns during his college career. This included 1,760 rushing yards in 2018, which is Texas A&M. Williams was selected in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft by the Bengals.