About Tyrre

Tyrre Burks is the founder and CEO of Players Health. “As a kid growing up in Chicago, you did one of two things: play sports or you were in the streets. I choose sports.” Tyrre played football in high school, college, and professionally. Throughout his football career, Tyrre sustained multiple injuries that led to cutting his football career short. From his injuries, he was inspired to ensure that any athlete playing sports would do so in the safest environment possible. 



About Players Health

Founded in 2016, Players Health protects, cares, treats, and insures athletes. “At Players Health, our mission is to create the safest environment possible for an athlete to play the sports that they love.”


Players Health approaches incident management to a whole new level- they get ahead of the claim. “There is not one injury or incident that we are not aware of because we are actively managing these incidents with our clients ensuring that one claim does not become hundreds.”

Readers can learn more about Tyrre and Players Health by visiting their Website, LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Tresa Wickenheiser

Tresa is the Marketing Intern for Emerging Prairie. She is currently a Communication Studies major and Marketing minor at MSUM. Tresa is passionate about connecting with others. She is looking forward to learning more about the community that EP is building through technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time at the lake, trying new coffee shops, and hanging out with family and friends.