Former NFL star, Pat McInally is a Harvard graduate, two-time All-American and was inducted into the National College Football Hall of Fame in 2016. After graduating with honors, cum laude, he was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals and enjoyed an 11-year career with them. He has the distinction of being the only professional player to ever score a perfect 50 on the NFL's Wonderlic Intelligence Test.
McInally also has accomplished many things off the field. He created Kenner's Starting Lineup action figures, which had more than $700 million in sales. His nationally syndicated column, "Pat Answers for Kids," ran in over 125 newspapers and his book Moms & Dads Kids & Sports was a best-seller. These were in addition to success in songwriting, television, and radio.
His passion has always been helping scholar-athletes get into great colleges. These have included Harvard, Penn, Pomona, Notre Dame, La Verne, Claremont-McKenna, U. C. Davis, Occidental, Pitzer, Wheaton, Case-Western, Michigan, and SMU among others. These players have varied in size, playing level, academics and financial need, illustrating that Division 1 isn't the only level seeking players.
As the head football coach at Brethren Christian High School
(fewer than 200 students), he not only won championships, but also guided over fifteen of his players into four year college football programs in the last four years.
Pat can be reached at (949) 466-2460.
Bert Briones is a personal finance attorney with expertise in sports, student loans, and athlete talent evaluation.
He is a former NFL player agent and currently practices law in California while also teaching sports law at the university level. He brings a passion for helping to develop and promote young student athletes.
As a player, coach, scout and agent, his experience with football is broad and extensive. Addressing the ever increasing consideration of financial challenges on families and students, Bert is an expert on personal financial issues and brings a unique combination of financial acumen and athlete talent assessment to your student-athlete’s future.
As a certified agent, he helped players advance to the National Football League, the Canadian Football League, and the Arena Football League. Bert continues to expand his expertise in college financing by attending law courses focusing on absorbing and improving college offers. Many families have benefited from his guidance in this critical field.