Bryant Koback, running back for The University of Toledo football team, inked his first endorsement deal with Toledo`s leading security company, Habitec Security. He is one of the early Toledo collegiate athletes to sign an endorsement deal under the new NCAA NIL policy.

“As a long-term partner of The University of Toledo, we are thrilled with the opportunity to work with student athletes to promote our service within the communities we do business in,” said John Smythe, CEO, and owner of Habitec. “We are excited to add Bryant to our team, as our first venture into NIL sponsorships for Habitec. He`s a great person, a nationally recognized running back and grew up and played high school football in Habitec` s backyard at Springfield High School.”

“I cannot think of a better representative than Bryant. He has a fast response on the field and Habitec offers Fast Response Security Monitoring,” said Smythe.

Bryant is ecstatic about the new partnership and says, “My sponsorship with Habitec is special to me because it is my first partnership in my hometown, and I feel blessed to have an opportunity like this in Toledo. It is especially important to me because I have grown up in Toledo all my life, so it is special to be partnering with a company that gives so much support. It shows how much support Habitec has for our community and local athletes.”

About Bryant Koback

Bryant Koback, running back, has been named to the Doak Walker Award watch list for the third consecutive season. The award is presented annually to the nation`s top running back. Koback, a junior, has rushed for 2,626 yards and 30 touchdowns in his UT career. The Springfield HS graduate became the 16th player in UT`s history to break 1,000 rushing yards in one season and the 18th to break 2,000 yards in a UT career.

About Habitec Security

Habitec Security, founded in 1972, is headquartered in Toledo, Ohio and has two full-service branches in Columbus, Ohio and Charlevoix, Michigan. Habitec owns and operates its own U.L. central station, which monitors 15,000 customers.  The Habitec team consists of over 80 employees with an average of 20+ years in the security industry.  Habitec was named a Toledo Blade Top Workplace 5 years and counting – 2015, 2016, 2019, 2020 and 2021. For more information, visit us at