Business Partnerships Manager and Apprentice Ambassador

Brandon Lloyd

Brandon Lloyd retired All-Pro NFL wide receiver, completed 11 seasons of professional football; in 2010, he led the NFL with 1,448 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns on only 77 receptions. Upon retirement, Brandon returned to the University of Illinois to complete his undergraduate and walked with the class of 2018.

Brandon is passionate about business and youth development. While playing in the NFL, he founded a private music publishing entity; in the latter part of his NFL career spent his off-season’s working in aerospace sales. Philanthropically Brandon mobilized a regional chapter of Blessings in a Backpack to feed youth in his hometown of Blue Springs, Missouri. Post-NFL, he has mentored DACA recipients and is active in faith-based Denver Dream Center serving families suffering from recidivism, loss of faith, and poverty. Locally as a medical device sales representative for Zimmer Biomet Spine, Brandon provided intraoperative support for orthopedic and neurosurgeons. He is currently serving as a Business Partnerships and Apprenticeship Ambassador at CareerWise Colorado, a registered youth apprenticeship non-profit. He combines his two lifelong passions of engaging in business and youth advancement.