Top Athlete Influencers Across Social Media
Your favorite athlete may not be featured on ESPN’s standardized television schedule. NeoReach’s carefully selected the top 10 list of today’s buzzing athlete influencers on the Internet.
This list has ultimate frisbee enthusiasts and skillful cheerleaders and ambitious basketball players and trickshot specialists.
Meet Angel Rice: a talented young adult who is undoubtedly one of the world’s best gymnasts. She successfully represented the U.S. in several national and international competitions.
Angel appeared on the Steve Harvey Show, The Today Show, and broken the Guinness World Record for the most double-twists in one minute. Angel stays on top of her Instagram account with daily posts of her tumbling skills, selfies, and life updates. Her audience mainly consisting of 17 to 19-years-old females. Most of her followers live in Georgia, Texas, California, and Florida. They associate with popular brands such as Victoria’s Secret, Starbucks, and Instagram.
Kelsey works as an avid Dallas Cowboys cheerleader. She creates spunky Youtube videos with her glowing personality. Currently, she is dating Brodie Smith (who is also on our list). Holding her own, she has 1.5 million followers total.
Together, the two make a great pair and attract a variety of viewers with a majority of their followers being single females and 48% of their overall followers being aged 20-24 years old. Likely to assume her followers will grow up with her. A majority of Kelsey’s followers reside in her home-state, Texas. Then the rest living in California and Florida coming up close behind. Her followers affiliate with top brands including Starbucks, Victoria’s Secret, and ESPN.
Larry Williams a.k.a. Bone Collector holds 1.1M followers over all platforms. The Bone Collector recognized as the most dangerous streetball player because of his gruesome ability to break his opponent’s ankles. Larry’s unusual skills but mastery attracts a variety of viewers. Most of whom reside in California and New York. YouTube has many audience tracking abilities compared to other platforms so creators can know their audience.
His Youtube channel mainly contains videos of his best basketball performances, especially his 3-on-3 games and his trademark: ankle-breaking. NeoReach’s found nearly half of Larry’s followers are 20-24 years old. His followers affiliate with top brands such as Nike, ESPN, Foot Locker, Adidas, and Under Armour.
Considering their videos’ appearances on Sportscenter, ESPN, Fox Sports, Times Square, and NBA arenas, the Legendary Shots team definitely deserves a spot on our list. Carson, Christian, Jeff, Chase, Bryan, Barret, Jeffrey, Alex, and Phil are the creators behind the channel’s trick shot videos, which obtain from 100,000 to 7.7 million views per post.
Legendary Shots’ most viewed video is called “The World’s Farthest Basketball Shot”. This video captures the boys throwing a basketball from the top of the Vulcan monument in Alabama and perfectly landing the ball in a hoop placed at the bottom. NeoReach identified 53% of Legendary Shots or 1 million followers are aged 17-19 years old.
Kalani Ahmad is his name and basketball is his game. Kalani’s skills blow minds, especially his juggling and dribbling videos. Kalani racked up 1.5 million overall followers. This influence landed him an appearance on “America’s Got Talent”.
Kalani preaches his “SPIN” acronym, standing for Strive, Positive, Imagine, and Never Give Up. He uses his platform to influence positivity and to motivate kids to achieve their dreams. Kalani’s audience consists of single males who live in California and Texas. 70% of his followers are 17-24 years old and associated with top brands such as Nike, ESPN, and Adidas.
If you are looking for a truly daring and adventurous soul, look up Jack Tenney. Jack is a professional skimboarder & longboarder. His videos range from 100,000 views to several million views. His most popular upload is a prank compilation called “Ghillie Suit Golf Course Air Horn Best Moments” – peaking at 2.2 million views.
Jack’s spunky, humorous, and spontaneous personality is highlighted across his Youtube and Instagram profiles. Dominating big states such as Florida, California, and Texas, Jack’s reach extends from east to west coast and comprises of mostly 17 to 19-year-old males.
Thanks to Gabi’s cheerleading tutorials and team performance videos. She landed relationship with the world-renowned “Cheer Athletics Wildcats” association.
Using NeoReach, we identified she attracts an audience of 17 to 19-year-olds. Looking at all her followers, 92% of them are female. Gabi and her team have won many National Championship titles which boosted her popularity in the cheerleading realm. Her reach extends outside of the United States with a large audience pool residing in the United Kingdom.
Because of her influence, Gabi travels across the United States. She teaches cheer clinics alongside other well-known cheerleaders. Most of Gabi’s followers live in California, Texas, and New York.
Brodie Smith is an avid ultimate frisbee specialist. He uploads frisbee trick shots in abstract places, encompassing videos taken in the desert, ocean, and international places he traveled to. His videos feature other recognized YouTubers and athletes, including Tom Brodie and Vernon Davis.
Brodie’s athletic girlfriend, Kelsey Lowrance (#9), is also highlighted on Brodie’s channel in challenge-and-vlog-style videos. Brodie accumulated over 4 million followers across all social media handles with Youtube being his most prevailing platform. Most of his followers reside in the United States, with a majority of those followers living in Texas, California, and New York.
Grayson Boucher – Professor Live is an American streetball player. Grayson accumulated quite the following across all social media platforms, specifically on Youtube he creates content for 61, 000 plus followers. Grayson lives and breathes basketball since he was 3 years old. His never-ending passion for the game is evidently expressed in every post he uploads.
His channel features basketball tutorials, motivational Q&As, one-on-one basketball games, and a comedic youtube series called Spiderman Basketball. A majority of Grayson’s audience includes 20 to 24-year-old males. They associate with top brands like Nike, ESPN, and Foot Locker.
Athlete Influencer #1:
Meet Dude Perfect: a tight-knit group of friends who entertain their 47.5 million followers with a variety of trick shots and sports challenges. Dude Perfect’s youtube channel features videos of them performing crazy challenges, like their “Flip Edition” video. This video features the boys flipping a multitude of objects and peaks approximately 62 million views.
Their videos attract an audience of single males with 43% of all followers aging between 17-19 years old. The boys have broken many Guinness World Records. They are proudly named the most subscribed sports channel on Youtube. Dude Perfect’s videos have guest starred famous athletes and celebrities, including Aaron Rodgers, Tim Mcgraw, Johnny Manziel, Russell Wilson, and many more.