Zakai Zeigler

University of Tennessee, Basketball

Meet Zakai Zeigler.


Zakai is a junior standout from Long Island, New York … and Knoxville’s darling on and off the court.

Tennessee Basketball is no stranger to top talent from the New York City area, including Naismith Hall of Famer Bernard King , Ernie Grunfeld, Howard Wood, Tobias Harris and Kevin Punter Jr. – and now Zakai is added to that esteemed list of Tennessee greats.

Zakai graduated from Our Saviour Lutheran School in The Bronx, but he played the 2020-21 season with Immaculate Conception High School in Montclair, New Jersey, averaging 20 points and 4.6 assists per game. He played his AAU ball with the New York Lightning program in the EYBL and played football growing up – playing running back, quarterback and safety.

He had a breakout showing in six games at the 2021 Peach Jam, averaging 15.3 points and 5.5 assists per game while boasting a 4.7 assist-to-turnover ratio; he also connected on 50 percent of his 3-point attempts. The Season Ticket named Zeigler’s showing against Team Final as the “Best Performance” of the 2021 Peach Jam.

Zakai was awarded the JoNelda & Sidney Blalock Athletic Scholarship Endowment.

Highlights so far at UT include:

  • Making his first career start, scored 11 points and a had a team-high four assists in 27 minutes at Alabama (12/29).
  • Exploded for a career-high and team-leading 18 points on 7-for-10 shooting—including 3-for-5 from 3-point range—in the win over North Carolina (11/21/21). Also had five assists and did not commit a turnover in 28 minutes of action.
  • 2022 SEC All-Defensive Team.
  • 2022 SEC All-Freshman Team. 
  • Led the SEC in steals. 
  • Member of the 2022 SEC Tournament Championship Team.
  • SEC Player of the Week.

We know there are MANY more highlights to come from Zakai in his time on Rocky Top … we cannot wait for you to get to know him like we have!

All booking inquiries, collaborations, and appearance requests for Zakai can be sent to info@bridgemanagegroup.com.

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John Fulkerson

University of Tennessee Alum, Basketball

Meet John Fulkerson.
John is a fellow Tennessean from Kingsport, Tennessee. He has two younger sisters and one older brother that recently had a baby –  John is a very proud uncle.
He is currently playing in his sixth basketball season for the University of Tennessee. While at UT, he’s obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Management and his Master’s Degree in Agriculture, Education, Communications & Leadership as of May 2022. He is now playing professional basketball overseas. 
Some highlights of John’s playing career include:
  • A career high of 27 points in a comeback win against Kentucky.
  • Coaches Pre-Season All SEC 2021-2022.
  • 2020 All-SEC Second Team
  • 3x SEC Community Service Team.
  • SAAC representative
  • Knoxville News Sentinel’s 2020 Sports Person of the Year.
  • Member of the 2022 SEC Tournament Championship Team.
  • A member of the University of Tennessee Men’s  Basketball 1,000 point club.
  • Graduated with his masters Degree in May 2022. 
Since the NCAA announced a rule change of athlete’s ability to monetize on their Name, Image & Likeness, John has partnered with brands true to himself. Such brands include Pal’s Sudden Service, Mayfield Dairy Farms, Northwestern Mutual, Gambuzza’s Barbershop, even and has his own T-shirt line with  local Knoxville business, Nothing Too Fancy. In addition to these partnerships, John participates in many public appearances & speaking engagements in the region. Upon the beginning of his basketball season, he pledged to donate $1 of his NIL earnings for every point his team scores in the 2021-2022 season to the Tennessee Fund.
We’re thrilled to welcome fan-favorite, FULKY, to Team Bridge!! We look forward to a successful future and partnership together.
All booking inquiries, collaborations, and appearance requests for John can be sent to info@bridgemanagegroup.com.
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Sophia Schubert

LPGA, Golf Professional

Meet Sophia Schubert.
Sophia is the most decorated female golfer in Tennessee history! We couldn’t be more excited to work with her and for you to get to know her.
Sophia’s accomplishments include:
  • 8-time US KIDS TN Champion 
  • 3-time TSSAA HS individual State Champion (played for CAK)
  • 3-time AJGA National Champion
  • 2-time Rolex High School All-American
  • 3-time NCAA College All-American (University of Texas)
  • 2017 USGA United States Women’s Amateur Champion (1st in Tn history dating back to 1890s)
  • 2018 University of Texas Athlete of the Year
  • 2018 Curtis Cup US Team -Champion
  • 2018 Arnold Palmer Cup US Team-Champion
  • 2018-2021 LPGA-Symetra Tour Champion
  • 2022 – earned Full LPGA Tour card
  • Sophia’s LPGA season began January 2022 in Florida

A fun fact about Sophia is that no other golfer from East Tennessee has been on the LPGA in more than 20+ years! We are extremely honored to work with such a professional on and off the course.

All booking inquiries, collaborations, and appearance requests for Sophia can be sent to info@bridgemanagegroup.com.

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Luke Bibee

University of Tennessee, Cheer

Meet Luke Bibee. 

He’s a junior cheerleader at the University of Tennessee studying management and entrepreneurship at the Haslam College of Business. Luke is a student-athlete, but he’s also very involved in other campus organizations, serves as President of his fraternity & has earned many outstanding awards … including:

• Pi Kappa Alpha (campus involvement chair)
• IFC Judicial Board
• SGA Leadership Council
• Rookie Award Recipient – TN Cheer
• Cum Laude Deans List
• Widener Award Recipient – Head Ambassador Webb School

Luke is a Knoxville native and a graduate of Webb School of Knoxville. As a Premier Athletics Sharks alum, Luke finished at The Cheerleading Worlds in the Top 10 twice, racked up 4 Summit appearances, appeared in the NCA Winners Circle and was selected as a 2020 and 2021 Varsity Feature Model.

All booking inquiries, collaborations, and appearance requests for Luke can be sent to info@bridgemanagegroup.com.

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Squirrel White

University of Tennessee, Football

Meet Squirrel White.

Coming to Knoxville from Birmingham, Alabama — Squirrel is a multi-sport athlete with electrifying speed at wide receiver. He was rated a four-star prospect and the No. 7 overall player in Alabama by On3.com and a three-star prospect by 247Sports.com, Rivals.com and ESPN.com.

Squirrel compiled 1,162 receiving yards on 49 catches and scored 17 total touchdowns, including 16 receiving as a senior and earned first-team All-South Metro honors in 2021, while leading his team to a 2021 Alabama High School Athletic Association 6A state football championship!!

All booking inquiries, collaborations, and appearance requests for Squirrel can be sent to info@bridgemanagegroup.com.

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Tess darby

University of Tennessee, Basketball

Meet Tess Darby.

She is a native of Greenfield, Tennessee where she attended Greenfield High School. During her time there she was nothing short of amazing on and off the court. She led her team to an impressive 131-20 record over her 4 years  and the 2018 TSSAA State Championship. In the midst of this incredible run Tess was selected to 4 All-State teams, she was McDonald’s All-American Nominee, and was named of the top 100 recruits in the Nation for the 2020 class. Off the court she was recognized as a Tennessee Scholar, a Girls State Representative, and graduated top 10 in her class. 

Tess was Coach Kellie Harper’s first High-School signee. She was able to contribute in a big way early in her career on Rocky Top. During her sophomore campaign she started 30 games for the Lady Vols. Her ability to space the floor and knock down 3 point shots at a high rate was a huge help to her team as they made a run to the Sweet 16. Tess was also selected to the 20-21 SEC Academic Honor Roll. 

We cannot wait to see Tess back on the Hardwood this fall! 

All booking inquiries, collaborations, and appearance requests for Tess can be sent to info@bridgemanagegroup.com.

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Gabe Jeudy-Lally

University of Tennessee, Football

Introducing Gabe Jeudy.

Transferring to Rocky Top by way of BYU and Vanderbilt, Gabe Jeudy-Lally is expected to have an immediate positive impact on the Vols defense in the secondary. A standout at both of his previous collegiate stops, we are thrilled to have Gabe wearing the “right colors” the next time he plays in Neyland. 

Some fun facts about Gabe are :
-He was born in New York City.
-His grandfather played on the Ukrainian national soccer team.
-He likes to hike with his dog.

We are beyond excited to see Gabe on the field this fall! 

For all business and NIL inquiries for Gabe, please contact info@bridgemanagegroup.

Cal Stark

University of Tennessee, Baseball

Introducing Cal Stark.

A real hometown guy, Cal played high school ball at Farragut High School in Knoxville leading them to a state championship prior to playing at Navarro College and Weatherford College where he was the starting catcher at both stops and named All-Academic, All-Conference First Team and All-Region First Team.

Majoring in communication studies, Cal is the son of Leonard and Gretchen Stark and has two sisters, Adi and Madilyn Stark.

Welcome to the BMG family, Cal! 

For NIL & Business Inquires – email info@bridgemanagegroup.com


For all business and NIL inquiries for Cal, please contact info@bridgemanagegroup.

Christian Moore

University of Tennessee, Baseball

Introducing Christian Moore.

An elite infielder who does some of his best work in the batter’s box for the Basevols. He is originally from Brooklyn, NewYork but attended high school at Suffield Academy in Connecticut. During his prep career Moore was touted as one the top 100 baseball players in the country while being named a Perfect Game All-American 4 times.

Moore found immediate success on Rocky Top by becoming a sensational 2 way player for the Number 1 team in the country as a freshman and helping lead his team to an SEC regular season and tournament title. Christian was not afraid of the big stage at all. He came up huge against Georgia Tech in the NCAA Tournament. He drove in 2 runs late in the ninth to help propel the Vols past the Yellow Jackets. We can’t wait to see Christian continue his success this season and keep hitting bombs into the river … but we are even more excited to welcome him to the Bridge Family.

For all business and NIL inquiries for Christian
, please contact info@bridgemanagegroup.

Willow Mae Martinez

University of Tennessee, Cheer

Hey, Y’all – Meet Willow Mae Martinez. 
Willow will be graduating from Anderson County High School with Summa Cum Laude honors, along with distinction. She was named an AP Scholar and earned a 30+ ACT score.
@willowmae will be a freshman on the University of Tennessee cheer team, which is a dream come true for Willow, and will be studying Pre-Law while at Tennessee. 
Accolades she has received throughout her cheer career include:
2x Nfinity All American
Varsity Fashionista
Tennessee All-State cheerleader
Inside Cheerleading Magazine cover model and author 
She has been heavily involved in both competitive cheer at Premier Athletics (1x World and 2x Summit appearances) and sideline cheer at ACHS.
As of right now, her favorite part about cheering is partner stunts, but we all have a feeling once she experiences Neyland on a Saturday in the Fall, it will be the gameday atmosphere. 
A fun fact about our all-around talented super star is that she loves music and taught herself guitar at age 12 and has played ever since. You can find her singing and playing every Sunday at her church. 
Willow Mae is the daughter of Mike and Holly Martinez and a twin to her brother, Walker Martinez. Willow’s momma, Holly, was also a Tennessee cheerleader. The beauty, brains and talent runs deep in the Martinez family. 
We are so honored and blessed to welcome @willowmae to the Bridge family. Willow was a flower girl in Peyton’s wedding and her dad was Brittany’s cheer coach for so many years … so she has been an unofficial member of our family her whole life – this just makes it officially official.
For all business and NIL inquiries for Willow, please contact info@bridgemanagegroup.

Jeremiah "JJ" Crawford

University of Tennessee, Football


Jeremiah “JJ” Crawford is a native of Goddard, Kansas who prior to coming to Knoxville spent the beginning of his college career playing at Butler Community College in El Dorado, Kansas. In his second season playing for the Grizzlies, he began to receive attention from a number of schools across the country. At the conclusion of his Junior College career, Crawford was one of the top Junior College players in the nation.

In Crawford’s first two years on Rocky Top, he has had some really incredible performances. Most notably a huge second half performance against Alabama in October in which JJ had one of the more viral moments in that game. (Do y’all remember his now famous intimidation factor?) This game helped solidify his role on the offensive line for the Volunteers – making multiple starts down the stretch. He made 7 of the final 8 starts on the way to an Orange Bowl victory. GBO!

He is the son of Kelly Crawford and is majoring in Communications Studies.

We are honored to welcome @jeremiahcrawford into the Bridge Family and cannot wait to see him in action in Neyland in a few months.

For all business and NIL inquiries for JJ, please contact info@bridgemanagegroup.

Matt Stillwell


Introducing Matt Stillwell 

He was born in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in Sylva, North Carolina. He played baseball at Western Carolina University where he was an All Conference player on the Catamount’s Southern Conference Championship Baseball team. Baseball turned into music and he has since been traveling across the country heading his own shows and opening for most of today’s country superstars. Matt and his wife, Lindsey, live in Knoxville, TN with their two beautiful daughters, Carolina and Ruby.

Matt’s debut single “Shine” debuted at #25 on iTunes Country Chart, reached the TOP #50 on Billboard’s Country Charts.  The accompanying music video reached #5 on CMT Pure while breaking into the Top 10 on GAC’s Top 20 Country Countdown. The album went on to produce another Top 50 Billboard single in “Sweet Sun Angel” and two more top videos on CMT Pure with “Dirt Road Dancing” and “Sweet Sun Angel”.  The first single “Ignition” from his album “Right On Time” reached TOP #50 on the Billboard Hot Country Chart.  

Stillwell’s most current release, “Hey Dad”, written as a tribute to his late father, has over 1,000,000 streams and over 30,000,000 collective views of the video.  He recorded a new stripped down version of the song and released it to radio this year.  “Hey Dad (2021)” just reached #37 on the Billboard Indicator Chart.

In 2019, Matt stripped everything down to just him and his guitar, and set out on his Hometown House Party Tour.  This began as the marketing around his song, “Everybody’s Got A Hometown”, but when Covid19 shut the world down, it became his new way of touring.  He had a trailer built that serves as his stage and merchandise booth.  By the end of 2022, he will have played 200 shows since he began the Hometown House Party Tour.  

Matt has worked with major brands like Budweiser, Ole Smoky Moonshine, Flinkin, Morton Buildings, and Hunt Brothers Pizza.  He has been featured on CBS This Morning, Fox & Friends, and Diners, Drivins, and Dives.  Matt is the ambassador for the Cal Ripken Sr Foundation’s “Badges For Baseball” program which places at risk youth with law enforcement.  To date they have partnered with 14 MLB teams to host Badges For Baseball Clinics that Stillwell helps run.  He incorporates his music by singing the National Anthem at the games and clinics.  He plans to bring that program to College Baseball by integrating his Hometown House Party Tour with teams he’s connected to this fall.  

For all business inquiries for Matt, please contact info@bridgemanagegroup.com.
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