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BSU Alumnus Named to Forbes 30 Under 30 in Sports List

November 15, 2017

Dior Ginyard ('11) Honored for His Work to Prepare NFL Players for Life After Football

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(BOWIE, Md.) – A recent Bowie State University graduate was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 in Sports 2018 list for his work to help current NFL players prepare for life after football.

Dior Ginyard HeadshotDior Ginyard (’11), a manager for player affairs in the NFL Players Association, is among the magazine’s picks for the 30 most accomplished young game changers in professional sports. Forbes editors started with nearly 100 online nominations and used their own reporting to cut the list to nearly 50 people. The final selection was made by a panel of distinguished judges – former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast Simone Biles, and Women’s World Cup champion soccer player Alex Morgan. Biles and Morgan are past Forbes 30 Under 30 honorees.

Ginyard connects players to programs focusing on professional development off the field. Last season, he oversaw the NFL's Externship program, which placed 41 players in internships across 15 host companies. Ginyard also assists players in returning to school to complete their education.

“It feels amazing to be recognized amongst some of the best and brightest in their respective industries,” said Ginyard. “To see that I’m making an impact in the lives of many players is an honor in itself. I’m most thrilled that I can use this honor to encourage and motivate another kid coming up, trying to find his or her way in the world.”


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