Miami QB D’Eriq King Signs Historic NIL Deal With Florida Panthers

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Miami star QB D’Eriq King continues to take advantage of the new NIL rules in some big ways.

Starting July 1st college athletes were finally allowed to profit off their name, image and likeness when state laws and new NCAA guidelines went into effect.

On Monday The Florida Panthers announced that they signed the Hurricanes QB to become the team’s first “FLA Athlete.” The partnership between King and the Panthers is historic as it marks the first time that a professional sports franchise has partnered with an American student-athlete.

“We are thrilled to welcome D’Eriq to Panthers Territory as our first ‘FLA Athlete,” said Chief Strategy Officer Sam Doerr. “D’Eriq is a superstar both on and off the field and we are excited to reach and engage South Florida sports fans in new ways through this collaborative partnership.”

King will not only make appearances at Panthers games but will work closely with the team’s ocial media and marketing team to develop co-branded merchandise and create a concession menu item at the BB&T center.

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