CNBC: NFL player who works part-time on Wall Street saves nearly 90% of his income

Detroit Lions defensive end Brandon Copeland knows that his NFL career has a expiration date. “It’s guaranteed football is going to be over one day,” the 25-year-old tells ESPN’s Michael Rothstein. That’s why Copeland’s planning ahead. The Wharton School graduate, who spent two summers interning at UBS in college, has been working remotely for Weiss Multi Strategy Advisers during the …

CBS: Lions Brandon Copeland A Burgeoning ‘Superstar’ On Wall Street

Copeland, the 25-year-old defensive end for the Lions who holds a degree from University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, has been working for Weiss Multi-Strategy Advisers during the NFL offseason. The job, according to ESPN, began in March and runs until June. It could be the foundation of Copeland’s life after football. Read the Full Story HERE. Lions DE takes Wall Street gig while living on 15 percent of NFL salary

The 25-year-old Wharton graduate joined the financial world with an offseason job at Weiss in March as a spring analyst — balancing training to make the Detroit Lions for the third straight season with preparing for a future following football. The gig officially lasts until June but could be around in perpetuity if Copeland wants. Read the Full Story HERE.

ESPN: Lions’ Brandon Copeland made most of self-imposed last shot in 2015

From The 2015 season was going to be Copeland’s last shot at making the NFL. If he had not made the Lions out of training camp or had not been picked up by another team, he was going to walk away. Start his second life. Use the degree he received from the University of Pennsylvania to find something else …

One-Time Raven and Gilman Grad Still Making Mark in Baltimore

WNST: “Let’s set our dreams high. You know there’s a guarantee that football won’t last forever,” said Copeland, who graduated with an economics degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2013 and interned on Wall Street. “Let’s set ourselves up so that no matter what, we’ll be able to provide the lifestyle we want for ourselves and our families.”

Baltimore Sun: Ex-Raven Brandon Copeland relishes chance to give back to Baltimore

From the Baltimore Sun: Detroit Lions linebacker Brandon Copeland has been a fixture at community and charity events involving his NFL teammates. But even before he started establishing himself in the league, the Maryland native, one-time Raven and former Gilman three-sport standout envisioned what it would be like to return to his hometown and put on his own event for …

Lions’ Copeland produces when called into action

The Detroit News: Copeland has been productive this year when he’s had a substantial role. When he played 16 snaps against the Bears in Week 6, he had a tackle and a half sack, and in eight snaps against the Eagles on Thanksgiving, he had three tackles.

Lions work younger players, including Brandon Copeland, into rotation

From Defensively, the Lions appeared to use linebacker Brandon Copeland, whom the team signed as a developmental free agent this offseason, more in defensive packages. He had four tackles in the first half and appeared to be on the field more than he has been at any point this season. Three of those tackles were solo tackles.  

Detroit News: Lions’ Ivy alumni are in a league of their own

Trash talk between Caraun Reid and Brandon Copeland is much different than other players in the Lions locker room. Reid, a defensive tackle from Princeton, and Copeland, an edge rusher from Penn, are two of the 11 players from Ivy League schools that opened the 2015 season on an active roster in the NFL. Read the full piece here.