More New Talent Added to the Platform
- By Lauren
- Aug 16, 2020
As we continue to develop our virtual event and livestream capabilities, we are so excited to have added some great new talent to the platform. From sports to motivational speaking, Engage is proud to have a growing roster of diverse talent.
Below are some of the most exciting recent additions to the Engage roster:
As Engage continues to distinguish itself as the premier booking platform for top-tier athletes, Deshaun Watson is another great addition. Watson is a professional football player and quarterback for the Houston Texans in the NFL. Watson played college football at Clemson University where he was a CFP National Champion, a consensus All-American, and the Best Male College Athlete ESPY Award winner. He was drafted 12th overall in the 2017 NFL Draft by the Texans. Since joining the Texans, Watson has made the Pro-Bowl twice and has led the Texans to the NFL Playoffs in 2018 & 2019.
Another premier football player, Michael Thomas is an NFL wide receiver for the New Orleans Saints and of the NFL's most prolific players. After playing his college football at the Ohio State University, Thomas was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Saints. His nickname "Can't Guard Mike" holds up as Thomas holds the NFL record for the most receptions by a player through his first four seasons with 470 along with the most receptions by a player in a single season with 149. He led the league in receptions in both the 2018 and 2019 seasons, while also leading the league in yardage in the 2019 season. Thomas has made the Pro Bowl team 3 years running (2017-2019), has been voted First-team All Pro 2 years running (2018-2019), and was the NFL Offensive Player of the Year in 2019.
Off the field, Thomas has a budding personality and is interested in fashion, philanthropy and sports! His "Can't Guard Mike" Clothing line is available at cantguardmike.com
MLB and ESPN legend Chipper Jones is another exciting new addition to the platform. Chipper is a former MLB third baseman for the Atlanta Braves and is currently an ESPN baseball broadcaster. Jones was the Atlanta Braves' number one overall pick in the 1990 MLB draft and their primary third baseman from 1995 to 2012 (with the exception of 2002–2003 when he primarily played left field). He was also a member of their 1995 World Series championship that beat the Cleveland Indians. An eight-time All-Star, Jones won the 1999 National League (NL) Most Valuable Player Award and the 1999 and 2000 NL Silver Slugger Award for third basemen.
He was the MLB batting champion in 2008 after hitting .364. Jones ended his career in 2012 with a .303 career batting average, 468 home runs, and 1,623 RBI. He has the most career RBI for a third baseman and holds the Braves team record for career on-base percentage (.402); Jones ranks third on the Braves career home run list. He spent his entire 19-year MLB career and all 23 years as a professional baseball player in the Atlanta organization.
On July 29, 2018, he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. On March 1, 2020, Jones was hired by ESPN to be a color analyst, starting with 20 Wednesday Night Baseball broadcasts. Jones also wrote his autobiograph, Ballplayer, which tells the story of his rise to the MLB ranks and what it took to stay with one organization his entire career in an era of booming free agency.
Another football stand-out,Kyle Rudolph is an NFL tight end for the Minnesota Vikings. Rudolph played his college football at Notre Dame University before being drafted in the second round of 2011 NFL Draft by the Vikings. Rudolph is a 2x Pro Bowl selectee (2012, 2017). Off the field, Kyle is a philanthropist and works with Second Harvest Heartland to ensure kids and families have food on their tables throughout any difficulties brought on with COVID-19.
A motivational speaker and humanitarian, Mick Ebeling is one of the premier speakers in the world and we feel lucky to have him as part of the Engage team. Recently named by Fortune Magazine as one of the Top 50 World’s Greatest Leaders , a recipient of the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian of the Year Award and listed as one of the world’s most influential creative people by The Creativity 50’s, Mick Ebeling has sparked a movement of pragmatic, inspirational innovation. As a career producer and filmmaker and now founder and CEO of Not Impossible, Ebeling harvests the power of technology and story to change the world.
To browse all of our talent or to check out our virtual pop-up events, visit the Engage website at https://www.letsengage.com/.