Empowering Penn State football student-athletes to achieve lifelong financial and professional success by providing athletes and their families with life-changing resources that help them compete at the highest level on and off the field.



Welcome Ji’Ayir “Tig” Brown to We are nil

We Are NIL is thrilled to announce the signing of our first Student Athlete, standout Safety, Ji’Ayir “Tig” Brown.


All-American Wally Triplett

For generations Penn Staters have stood together….instead of staying at different hotels in the Segregated South we said WE ARE… and the team stayed together at a military base.

When most everyone thought Eastern Football was inferior, we proved them wrong as together we fought on to win National Championships.

1982 National Championship vs Georgia

Graduating With Honor

As the Grand Experiment was conceived, doubters said you can’t have true student-athletes and succeed….we said WE ARE… and continue to win on the field with one of the nation’s highest graduation rates.

Coach Franklin & Founder of WE ARE… Michael Krentzman At Donors Meeting

Now, we face the new challenge of compensating student-athletes for their brand value. This is now a major factor in determining the future success of our Football team. It’s time to say again….WE ARE… and support our student-athletes extending our legacy of responding to the challenge.

Alumni Collectives have formed to help university athletic departments meet todays challenge by providing fan incentives and business relationships for student-athletes. Alumni across the nation are being challenged to participate at a higher rate everywhere. We think Penn Staters might just lead the way.

Right now Penn State fans have another opportunity to stand together behind their Football team and ensure the rich tradition of Penn State Football.

We Are NIL will direct its efforts to provide opportunities for football student-athletes helping the program compete at the highest level.

Together we can compete in this new world of collegiate athletics.

MAKE AN IMPACT…… protect the school and program we love.



Meet the President of We Are NIL

Michael Krentzman

Michael is a dedicated leader and promoter, motivated by the opportunity to create value for the Student Athletes, sponsors, corporate partners, and members of our collective. Michael’s goal is to make the lives of the Student Athletes who power Penn State sports better by enabling them to provide for themselves and their families in a legal, fully compliant and low-impact manner. In so doing, Michael believes We Are NIL is highly valuable to the competitive future of PSU Athletics. Michael’s goal is that financial concerns never force a Student Athlete to leave Penn State, and that Athletes can live college lives without financial stress. Additionally, Michael wants to bring the biggest supporters of Penn State Athletics closer to the Student Athletes and build bonds and relationships that transcend athletic careers.

“We have such a unique and powerful opportunity to build a strong future based on traditional Penn State values, through the support of great Penn Staters. We have the model to do this ethically and correctly, and I hope you will join us on our journey, as we strengthen PSU athletics by bringing you closer to the Athletes.”