NEW YORK, NY-  Dave Schuman, CEO of Schuman Enterprises and founder of the National Underclassmen Combines, the largest set of football evaluation events in the country announced today the launch of the brands’ newest expansion.  Inspired Athletes will be a full service athlete representation agency spearheaded by Dave Schuman and Dan Smith, both of whom have been certified by the NFLPA in Contract Advisement.  Inspired Athletes will make its debut with 14 athletes eligible for the 2015 NFL draft offering a unique suite of services and industry acumen.


After competing as a college football standout for UConn, attaining his master in business at UCONN and furthering his education at Columbia University, and starting the elite training company Schuman Speed School, Schuman’s National Underclassmen Combine was born out of a vision to provide athletes of all levels to get noticed, and get recruited.  The CEO of NUC Sports for over a decade, Dave has created a series of high profile Football Showcases and Events servicing 20,000 athletes each year with the intent of gaining them the maximum exposure possible.  This mission has taken him to the next step on the journey to form Inspired Athletes LLC to give college athletes boutique family representation to help them live out their dreams of playing and succeeding in the NFL and life.


“The explosive growth of NUC Sports has been very exciting” stated Schuman, “And Dan and I couldn’t be more thrilled to expand that dream, and provide athletes looking to achieve professional success with a full suite of representation services during their playing careers and beyond.”


After playing college football alongside Dave at UConn, Dan played semi pro ball for a number of years.  Beginning his business career working in operations at some of Boston’s top investment managers, Dan transitioned to executive recruiting, ultimately founding D&S Associates, Inc. in 2007.  Dan’s experience with complex salary negotiations between senior executives at global financial services companies is invaluable. His ability to understand both sides of a negotiation and be able to come to amicable terms for both parties is a skill that comes from 15+ years of business experience.


“Athletes will see a noticeable difference with Inspired Athletes representing them“ stated Smith, “Our mantra is Family Helps Family, and that’s what we are looking to create.  A full service set of solutions from draft day to retirement, with the trust and full disclosure that one would expect from people who have only their best interests in mind.”


Inspired Athletes will provide clients with boutique quality service, an understanding of the National Football League, and proven knowledge of the business world that is second to none.  Their strategic process involves a hands-on approach throughout the processes of managing the multiple levels of demands placed on a professional athlete, while also providing traditional management services aimed at guiding the personal and professional development of the athlete throughout the life cycle of their career.


Inspired Athletes client roster includes:

Andrew Bose, ILB URI, 6-2, 230

Neville Hewitt, OLB Marshall, 6-2. 225

Kendall Moore, OLB Notre Dame, 6-1,245

Charles Harris, ILB Memphis 6-2, 245

Kevin Henry, OG Central Michigan, 6-4, 300

Tanner Crum, C Southern Illinois, 6-3, 315

Jeff Myers, OG, Toledo, 6-3, 300

Chris Barfield, OG, Fairmont State, 6-3, 305

Shawn Robinson, CB, Central Connecticut, 6-3, 210

Dwight Dobbins, CB, Tulsa, 5-9, 175

Julian Hayes, RB, Southern Connecticut/ Transfer from Monmouth, 5-11, 210

Jimmy Owens, RB New Hampshire, 5-11, 220

Mario Hull, WR, Rice, 6-1, 210

Eddie Camara, K, Central Arkansas /Transfer from Arkansas, 5-9, 175



About Inspired Athletes

Inspired Athletes ( understands the amount of hard work, long hours, and sacrifice it takes for athletes to reach the professional level. To be a part of the 2% that get to go on and continue to play the sport they love for a living is a blessing. The decision in choosing the type of representation that fits is as important as it was selecting the best college program. We are available to answer any questions for athletes and their family members and only ask that athletes keep these key values that we represent in mind – INTEGRITY, INSPIRATION, FAMILY, CHARACTER, DILIGENCE, and LEADERSHIP.  Inspired Athletes offers a breadth of services to help support the player throughout his lifetime which will include his NFL career and beyond. Our goal is for the player to be a part of our family and have the opportunity for lifetime success on and off the field.  Services include,   Player Representation, Marketing, Endorsement & Branding, Social Management, Financial Support, Lifetime Management, Medical Services, Insurance, and Legal and Accounting.

David Schuman

Certified NFLPA Contract Advisor

Inspired Athletes a Division of NUC Sports

New York, NY


Family takes care of Family!

Dan Smith

Certified NFLPA Contract Advisor

Inspired Athletes a Division of NUC Sports

Boston, MA