Fame, Fortune and Football: Nico Iamaleava’s Transformative Talk with Cam Newton

FARRAGUT, Tenn. — Nico Iamaleava hoisted a glass football trophy on Sunday morning, fresh off leading his team to a national Pylon 7-on-7 Tournament title in west Knoxville.

He was all smiles after the win, celebrating with teammates, family members and coaches before heading to the Tennessee facility to wrap up a jam-packed, four-night, three-day weekend.

In a 72-hour period, he signed autographs and took photos with fans, threw and caught passes in the tournament, ate ice cream and watched baseball, and checked out the Vols’ final spring scrimmage — all while recruiting potential teammates.