Keynote Presentation

Stephen Austin: Keynote Speaker

Stephen Austin is a former NFL Executive, founder of the NFL Regional and Super Regional Combines, creator of the two-time Emmy nominated and highest rated show in NFL Network history, UnDrafted, and Executive Director of American National Combines.


During his career Stephen has operated combines for the NFL, NFL Europe, CFL, XFL (2000 and 2020) and the Alliance of American Football. Recently, ANC designed and operated the HBCU National Combine and has been selected as combine management provider to The Spring League and USFL.

Currently, Stephen’s television content development company, Austin Media Group, works with John Legend’s production company, Get Lifted Films. AMG shows are currently in development at Lifetime, Showtime, NFLN and other TV networks.


During his career Stephen has conducted over 400 pro football combines and personally evaluated 35,000 pro prospects.

Keynote Topics

  • Pro Player “Supply Chain” Pro football’s development, talent ID (scouting), acquisition, deployment, termination and re-supply of player talent.


  • NFL Compensation Taxation, personal budgeting, savings strategies, professional fees, investment pitches, third-party loan/gift requests, gifting and taxation, domestic relations financial impact.


  • Second Career Selection, development, self-marketing, writing skills, personnel relationships and keys to advancement/promotion and how your potential employer’s company works financially.


  • College Football Asset Development How football experience in college develop assets and strengths transferrable to post career success. Football skill-sets related to second career advantage over non-football playing contemporaries.


  • Leaving the Game Career and financial realities of continued pursuit of pro football after college, special nature of football and retirement. The high-value potential of new dreams and new horizons.