David Graff is the CEO of Hudl, a Lincoln, Nebraska-based company started in 2006. As a graduate assistant working with the Nebraska football team, Graff saw firsthand how many DVDs and paper playbooks were created and distributed on a weekly basis, wasting valuable time and resources. He worked with two other Raikes school graduates – John Wirtz and Brian Kaiser – to get those film study tools online. Ten years later, Hudl now offers the tools to edit and share video, study associated play diagrams and create quality highlight reels for entertainment and recruiting purposes.
An Omaha, Neb., native, David graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a bachelor’s degree in accountancy and MBA from the Jeffrey S. Raikes School in Computer Science and Management. Throughout his time at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, he held positions with the University of Nebraska Athletic Department and Nebraska Media Relations office, primarily helping with the football program.