2 Minutes With … Chase Griffin, UCLA Quarterback and Publisher of The Athlete's Bureau Newsletter

On amplifying student athletes' voices to impact positive change in college sports

Chase is currently a quarterback for UCLA Football and publisher of The Athlete’s Bureau newsletter. He is a nationally recognized leader in the student athlete economic empowerment movement and a 2X winner of national NIL Athlete of the year awards. He has over 30 brand partnerships and serves as college athlete brand ambassador for JPMorgan Chase.

We spent two minutes with Chase to learn more about his background, his creative inspirations and recent work he's admired.

Chase, tell us …

Where you grew up, and where you live now.

I was born at UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center, grew up near Austin, Texas, and currently live on-campus at UCLA.

Your earliest sports memory.

Scoring 10 goals in a youth soccer game when I was 5 years old.

Your favorite sports team(s).

Any UCLA sports team, especially UCLA Football.

Your favorite athlete(s).

Lebron James (current), Muhammad Ali (all-time)

Your favorite sports show or podcast.

The Athlete's Bureau Podcast

Your favorite sports movie and/or video game.

The Express:The Ernie Davis Story and Remember the Titans (films), NBA2K/ EAFC (videogame)

A recent project you're proud of.

Launching The Chase Griffin Foundation to support community charities. We're donating over 100,000 meals to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank Backpack program that provides meals to school kids over the weekend.

Someone else's project that you admired recently.

Legendary sports attorney Jeffrey Kessler's 9-0 Supreme Court victory in the NCAA v. Alston case and his other efforts to help athletes gain a fair share of the billions of dollars we create.

Something coming up for your organization that you are excited about.

I am excited to build on our recent polling in conjunction with The Generation Lab to amplify student athletes' voices and impact positive change in college sports.

What sports can do that nothing else can.

Bring people from all walks of life and political affiliations together. 

What you'd be doing if you weren't in the sports world.

Producing platinum hits in music.

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