The connection to sporting goods for professional athletes is using gear - or for a select few - endorsing products.
It's a much different connection for the Baltimore Ravens' Matt Elam, who was a first-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. Elam is working at a Finish Line store in Gainesville, Fla., to help him prepare for his eventual plan of owning a sporting goods store.
Click here to read the full Yahoo! Sports story on Elam's offseason job with the Finish Line, which is an NSGA member.