A 2nd round pick in the 1997 NFL Draft out of the University of Nebraska, where he won 2 National Championships. 360 Sports negotiated contracts worth more than $21 million for Mike Minter throughout his career. On the 3rd of May 2001, Minter signed a landmark deal at the time for defensive backs, when he inked a 5-year $17 million deal with the Carolina Panthers.
Even after Minter retired from the Panthers, 360 Sports has continued to work with Mike and have helped him transition into his next phase of life, coaching.
Marketing & Endorsements
Throughout his career Mike Minter was considered an upstanding person and father within the NFL community, he was constantly featured in the ‘All-Pro Dad’ campaigns, which seeks to help fathers connect with their children and remain an active part of their kids’ lives.
Mike was hired by Campbell Soup to inspire and motivate their employees at several different manufacturing operations. Mike Minter was one of the ambassadors for “America’s family” and he was the spokesman for the hardworking poor of America. 360 Sports ensured that Mike Minter was always fitted with his favorite brand, Nike, throughout his entire career by negotiating a relationship between Nike and Minter, which allowed Mike access to all of his favorite Nike products. As an inspirational figure and community leader, Mike Minter made many public speaking engagements where he could motivate and inspire the attendees.
One of the proudest moments of Mike Minter’s career and life was when he took the opportunity to visit our troops in Iraq during the 2008 Super Bowl weekend. Mike felt that visiting the troops in Iraq was a great way for him to show his gratitude for everything that the troops do for us.
As captain of the Panthers Super Bowl team’s defense, Minter was consistently asked to perform many radio and television interviews where he represented both the team and himself. Minter’s likeable and affable personality ensured that he was well liked by the media. 360 Sports landed him numerous media interviews including a Fox TV feature story.
Mike also authored his own motivational autobiography, Driven by Purpose: The Power of a Dream. This book has gone on to inspire many people around America.
360 Sports emphasizes the importance of its clients to use the NFL to propel themselves for life after the NFL. Mike Minter was approached by investors to invest in commercial real estate because of his profile, he then used these connections to invest in his own personal real estate which has ensured him financial security for life after football.