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Football, Family, and Business: Reasons to Love opendorse

If you’ve been around the Lincoln startup community, you’ve heard the name “Blake Lawrence” thrown around. You may have even met him; he’s the head honcho of opendorse. But what you may not know is that underneath that backwards baseball cap is a devotion to more than just sports.

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We’ve all received some amazing gifts in our lives. Blake’s greatest gift someone ever gave him was from,

“My mom. [She] got my brother and me a Nintendo 64 the year they came out. It was way above our family’s budget, and nearly impossible to find in stores. She did it—and made her boys very, very happy.”

She sounds like a wonderful woman and she must be so proud of you.

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We inquired, “What’s on your bucket list?”

“Visiting Stonehenge (and climbing on top of it…but that isn’t allowed, I don’t think.)”

We didn’t give you the idea, but we’re sure if you could do it fast enough no one would notice.

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When asked, “What three things would you never leave the house without?”

Blake’s answer warmed our hearts with his continuation of his devotion to family.

“I have a ring with the Lawrence family crest engraved in it. That’s always with me. Then my AppleWatch and iPhone 6 Plus.”

Okay, it’s verified. You’re super cool.

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We all enjoy a laugh, so we asked our next question,

“Tell us a funny story about a time you got yourself into trouble. How did you get out of it?”

“Anytime I got in trouble growing up, I would find a way to blame my brother. He was grounded many times for things he did not do. Whoops!”

Phew, they do have a normal family dynamic!

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If time travel were real and he could go back and talk to his sixteen year old self he would say:

“Life is bigger than football. You’ll be alright.”

Powerful stuff, bruh’.

(Additional tidbit, “bruh” is Blake’s most overused word right now. Has he ever said this to you?)

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Blake is one of three co-founders of opendorse, (Adi Kunalic and Timothy Braun being the other two,) a software that enables brand clients to secure endorsements from athlete clients. Since 2011, opendorse has been proudly changing the endorsement industry with a smarter, better, faster solution.

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