Brandon Copeland

Brandon Copeland
Brandon Copeland

Brandon Copeland is a husband, a son, a brother, a believer in Christ, an entrepreneur and a professional athlete. Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, he now lives in New Jersey, where he is a starting linebacker for the New York Jets.

In 2013 Copeland graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor's degree in management and entrepreneurship. Since college, he has been chasing his dream of building an empire in various areas of interest. He and his wife, Taylor, operate two real estate companies (one specializing in flips and one rental-focused) and a nonprofit organization called Beyond the Basics. Their organization strives to help young kids understand and realize their true potential.

This off season he has entered new territory, teaching a course on financial literacy at his alma mater. He is also pursuing the film industry, specifically production, bringing a few of his creative ideas to life. In his free time, Copeland enjoys traveling and experiencing different cultures. Buffalo wings are his favorite food (blue cheese, never ranch), and J. Cole is his favorite rapper.

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