Cover Photo: Brian Blanco/Getty Images


The 2018 Outback Bowl between Iowa and Mississippi State isn't the flashiest bowl game, but its CEO sure gets paid like it is. 


And when you hear what the CEO of the Outback Bowl, Jim McVay (uncle of Los Angeles Rams head coach, Sean McVay) hauls in on his annual salary, you may fall out of your chair. McVay brings home a cool $1 million and some change per year for his services. That is the highest amount earned by any bowl game CEO in college football. 

While it may seem like a daunting task organizing all of that for one bowl game, there are people that do this for far more than one game a year and make far less money. 


You might be able to wrap your head around it if this was someone running any of the College Football Playoff games, or even one of the premier bowl games like the Peach Bowl (CEO makes ~$710K), Rose Bowl (~$412K) or Citrus Bowl (~$586K).

The Outback Bowl weighed in at No. 10 in revenue in 2017 behind all of the previously mentioned bowls, yet McVay continues to rake in the cash. That might explain why he hasn't rescinded his post as Outback Bowl CEO for the last 30 years since he took over in 1988.


Join FanDuel Sportsbook Today. New users get a risk-free bet up to $500. Join Now.


David Kaestle is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, David also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username davekaestle. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.