D’Eriq King and the 14th-ranked Miami Hurricanes will start their 2022 football season against No. 1 Alabama on Saturday, for a team that is seeking the first ACC championship in its history It is a direct test.
No matter who the winner of this game is, Kim has been crowned as one of the successful rulers of NIL (name, image and portrait).
As of September 3, King has signed contracts with six companies: College HUNKS Hauling Junk and a moving company; The Wharf, an outdoor activity space in Miami; Murphy Automobile Group; Profitable avenues of companies; Panini USA; and Florida Panthers.
King also opened his own clothing line, including sweatshirts, hats, jackets and other branded clothing.
Jin has saved quite a lot of money and can even make more, depending on his appearance in certain businesses and upcoming endorsements.
The following is an overview of King’s transactions and potential future opportunities.
Handsome college guy carrying garbage and moving house
On July 1, the first day that Florida and several other states entered into force of the NIL law, Jin and Handsome college guy carrying garbage and moving house , A national brand, together with Hurricane teammates and red shirt junior security Bubba Bolden to provide “stress-free mobility and garbage transportation demand solutions.”
This is one of three transactions signed by Kim on the same day. According to Sports Illustrated’s Ross Dellenger , Jin received an “immediate five-figure signing bonus” from the company.
Wang attended interview Cooperating with Omar Soliman, founder of College HUNKS Hauling Junk and Moving, he said that King signed with the organization at 12:01 am on July 1, apparently “making him the first NCAA athlete to sign an endorsement agreement under the NIL ruling.” Soliman also Praise King’s personality very much.
“D’Eriq embodies our company’s core values,” Soliman said. “If you stay with him for a few minutes, you will immediately know who he is. He is a hardworking man, he has perseverance, and he really proved our company, our core values, and our company’s mission to promote the world. ”
On July 1, Jin returned with pier , An event venue along the Miami River.
One of the business partners, Amy Guerra , Said that the organization signed the deal — which included paying Jin an hourly appearance fee of US$2,000 — because it believed in “the right of college athletes outside of scholarships.”
“before this, [King] He often comes to the pier himself,” Guerra said South Florida Business Journal “He is our fan and we are also his fans, so everything is resolved.”
Jin added that the opportunity for NIL to enter into deals with The Wharf and other companies is “long overdue”, and he hopes he can bring opportunities to more players.
“I’m very excited about people making money,” King said in an interview. interview With CaneSport.com. “Not myself, but my teammates, especially the offensive line. Let everyone on my team have a chance to make money. Anything I can help, I will do it. I am very excited about this.”
Murphy Automotive Group
King also reached an agreement with Murphy Auto Group, which has multiple distributors in Georgia and Florida.
The business has been in existence since 1979 and is It is said that Known for its “charitable efforts” and “long history of supporting community initiatives, military organizations, humanitarian missions, higher education institutions, youth initiatives, and year-round donations”.
According to Alan Rubenstein CanesWarning.com , King received a signing bonus of US$10,000 from Murphy Auto Group.
Together with his endorsement agreement, King signed with Florida senior quarterback Mackenzie Milton as co-founders Dreamland , A NIL-based platform for booking on-site activities for student athletes, including autographs, meet-and-greets, and speech activities.
On the website, King’s activities charge $2,000 per hour, ranking third among Dreamfield ambassadors, behind Milton ($2,500) and Ole Miss junior quarterback Matt Corral ($10,000).
“We are entering a new era of technology that allows sports trading cards to shift from the physical realm to the digital realm. I am proud to be at the forefront of this change,” Jin Say to ESPN.com “Becoming one of the first college athletes in history to have a high-quality NFT similar to mine is a dream come true. Helping other athletes to be memorialized in digital art through Dreamfield is an important reason why I helped create this company.”
Dreamfield also plans to enter the NFT (non-fungible token) market, and King and Milton are available players for these cards.
July 28, Panini, USA Announce According to ESPN, King, Corral and Wisconsin sophomore quarterback Graham Mertz became the organization’s first exclusive NIL players, allowing them to “sell footballs, helmets and other items while also appearing in public signing events.” Dan Murphy .
“NIL has created opportunities for us to work with college athletes in a new way,” Panini America CEO Mark Warsop said in a press conference. “…Starting our relationship with these athletes under NIL is just the first step. We will establish a long-term partnership with us, because these players will play on the college football field and strive to become professional athletes. “
NHL’s Florida Panthers Announce On August 9, they signed the “First NIL Plan” with King.
King is known as the first “FLA player” on the Panthers, which reportedly made him the first college athlete in the United States to sign a NIL agreement with a professional sports team. According to the team’s announcement, King will appear in team games and events and “work closely with the Panthers digital and social media teams to produce content to attract fans in South Florida.”
“We are very happy to welcome D’Eriq to the Panthers territory as our first’FLA athlete’,” said Sam Doerr, Chief Strategy Officer of Panthers. “De Eric is a superstar on and off the court, and we are very happy to reach out to and attract sports fans in South Florida in a new way through this partnership.”
The NHL team announced that Miami QB D’Eriq King has become the first college player to sign an endorsement agreement with the Florida Panthers.
King will appear in some games and events, interact with fans on social media and produce digital content.
-ESPN College Football (@ESPNCFB) August 9, 2022
According to the Panthers, King’s signing is just the “beginning” of their “FLA Athlete” program, which will be expanded to include more student athletes in Florida.
D’Eriq King Clothing Collection
King launched its own brand website on July 1, which includes baseball shirts, bibs, bomber jackets, baseball caps, sweatshirts and jogging pants. Clothing page .
The website was one of several initiatives that King made on the opening day.Every Sports Illustrated , King said that the three transactions with College HUNKS Junk and Moving, Murphy Auto Group and The Wharf should bring him more than $20,000 in revenue.
It is unclear how much money Jin made from his website, although his most expensive item is a green and black “AOP bomber jacket”, each priced at $74.99.
Is there more?
King told Sports Illustrated that he received news from more than 50 brands on the opening day of the NIL deal, not including one company he particularly wanted to hear: Lululemon.
Kim said that more transactions are underway. Today alone, he heard news from more than 50 brands.
However, he hopes to sign a contract with a specific brand but has not yet received news: Lululemon.
He tested his favorite sports and leisure clothing series.
Cough, @lululemon ..
-RossDellenger (@RossDellenger) July 1, 2022
In the coming months, Kim and thousands of other NCAA student athletes may receive new deals. Given that he has started, King should have more opportunities to enter his NIL kingdom.