About the NCPA President
Former UCLA linebacker Ramogi Huma founded the National College Players Association (NCPA) after watching the NCAA suspend his All-American teammate Donnie Edwards for accepting groceries when his scholarship money ran out at the end of the month. By the end of his freshman year, Huma realized that, despite the billions of dollars that college athletes generate, the NCAA enforces rules that leave college athletes across the nation without basic protections.
Huma decided to form a student group that would allow college athletes to voice their concerns and change NCAA rules. The NCPA soon recruited over 1000 football and basketball players from universities across the nation, and had success in changing several NCAA rules. Since then, more than 14,000 current and former Division I athletes have joined the NCPA.
After earning his BA in sociology, Huma went on to earn a Master of Public Health (MPH) at UCLA. While in graduate school, Huma continued his work in expanding the NCPA.
The NCPA has been featured in many media outlets such as 60 Minutes, ABC's World News Tonight, CNN, ESPN, Fox Sports, Sports Illustrated, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the LA Times, the New York Times, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and numerous radio programs.