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Texas insurance agent shines at 2022 NFL Draft

Cowboys fan Tamra Roberts announces Dallas’ 5th round draft pick

Tamra Roberts has been in the insurance game for 21 years…but she’s been a Dallas Cowboy fan her entire life.

“I absolutely love football. I am a huge Dallas Cowboys fan and have been for 20+ years.”

In April, Tamra’s two passions collided at the NFL Draft in Las Vegas, resulting in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that she’ll never forget.

“When Nationwide approached me about attending the NFL Draft in Vegas, it was the easiest answer of my career,” said Tamra. “It was a huge honor to be selected. I still get goosebumps when I talk about it.”

“As an official insurance sponsor of the National Football League, Nationwide is able to provide unique access for agents and agencies we work with to some of the most amazing sporting events in the world,” said Jim McCoy, associate vice president of Nationwide’s sports marketing. “Our distribution partners are very important to us. These experiences give us a chance to thank them for their partnership.”

With a spring in her step, a few nerves, and draft card in hand, Tamra confidently strode to the podium on Day Three of the NFL Draft. With the excitement only a true NFL fan can show, Tamra announced the pick.

“With the 167th pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys select DaRon Bland, defensive back, Fresno State!”

(Watch Tamra announce the selection. Courtesy: Dallas Cowboys)

And for good measure, she signed off her stage time with a loud and proud, “Go Cowboys!”

Looking back at the moment, Tamra still can’t believe it happened.

“It was a whirlwind moment filled with so many emotions. All the lights, the thousands of people, the cameras - it was absolutely amazing,” recalls Tamra. “There are so many agents across the country that could have been selected, so it is hard to believe that it really happened to me. It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that I will remember for the rest of my life.”

“When the Cowboys and the NFL presented us with this idea, we knew it would provide Tamra, a true die-hard Dallas fan, an amazing experience that she would be able to tell her grandchildren about someday,” said McCoy. “We’re so happy that she was able to play a role in the Cowboys NFL Draft. Nationwide is truly appreciative of Tamra and the Marsh McLennan firm’s partnership.”