Medal of Honor Bowl Chairman Tommy McQueeney has announced that David Wyatt of Wyatt Sports in Greenville has been named the Director of Player Development for the Bowl Game.
Wyatt was the founder and executive producer of the College All-Star Bowl, a game that has been held in Greenville for the past two years.
“We are fortunate to have David Wyatt join us,” said McQueeney. “He brings a wealth of experience to the group and he will be a true asset as we prepare for the 2015 game and beyond. Our goal to become the best is enhanced by David’s addition.”
“I am honored to accept the role and help bring the state of South Carolina together behind the Medal of Honor Bowl,” said Wyatt. “This allows me to join a solid team and implement a leadership conference to help the nation’s best football seniors in their next steps to the NFL and beyond.”
According to Wyatt, the opportunity provided by The Medal of Honor Bowl eliminated the need to produce the College All-Star Bowl.
“I am proud of the impact South Carolina has made in the game of football and look forward to helping the Medal of Honor Bowl become the nation’s best college all-star bowl while honoring and supporting America’s greatest heroes,” Wyatt added.
Wyatt will develop the MOHB leadership conference and coordinate a business mentor program offered by the South Carolina Football Hall of Fame. “Not only will we celebrate America’s greatest heroes, we will continue to provide an opportunity for our players to be prepared for their transition into professional life,” Wyatt added.
“The Medal of Honor Bowl has a foundation and our combined effort is great for the state of South Carolina, our national heroes and the players who take part in this national NFL showcase and leadership conference,” he continued.
Wyatt has been an NFL player agent since January 2002. He is a sports and business attorney, a sports talk radio host and a Sports Law professor at the USC School of Law.
He is experienced in NFL contract negotiations, endorsement/sponsorship deals as well as business, litigation, real estate, entertainment and sports law. In addition to his extensive sports business practice, Wyatt is an executive producer on multiple records and represents record labels, publishers, producers, song writers and artists.
A native of Greenville, Wyatt earned his undergraduate degree in Economics and Law from Clemson (in 1992) and his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law (in 1995).
“We are glad to add David Wyatt to the Medal of Honor Bowl family,” said State Representative Samuel Rivers, Jr., who worked with McQueeney in bringing the Medal of Honor Bowl game to Charleston. “It was clear as we talked that we both believed that having one collegiate all-star game was best for the state moving forward. The opportunity to bring in David’s expertise in player development and leadership to the Medal of Honor Bowl became an important element.”
The 2nd Annual Medal of Honor Bowl is scheduled for January 10, 2015 at The Citadel’s Johnson Hagood Stadium. The game will feature the player leadership conference, in addition to the Wounded Warrior Luncheon, and Medal of Honor True Blue Gala and opportunities to meet the players and future NFL stars. This year’s bowl will also incorporate a golf tournament on September 16 at Daniel Island Club. Other entertainment and fan experiences are in the process of being scheduled. The Medal of Honor Bowl supports the Wounded Soldier Project and the National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation. Further information about the Medal of Honor Bowl can be found at www.mohbowl.com.