Izell Reese, EVP of Events and Partnerships
I am a former NFL player and current executive vice president at NCSA and general manager of the Rivals Camp Series and New Speed Combines. My rise to the NFL didn’t follow the usual trajectory of a gifted player. I walked on at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, eventually earned a scholarship and posted a set of career stats that drew the attention of NFL scouts.
But what really helped launch my NFL career was my standout performance at the NFL Scouting Combine. My standing long jump of just over 11 feet still ranks as one of the best in combine history. I enjoyed a seven-year career in the NFL playing for the Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos and Buffalo Bills.
I’m now in my 10th year at NCSA, and I remain passionate about helping today’s student-athletes find and pursue their best path to college. In addition to my role at NCSA, I was recently named general manager of the Rivals Camp Series and New Speed Combine, recognized as the premier high school football camp in the nation.
When I’m not in an airport, I reside in Atlanta with my wife, son and daughter.