New site allows fans to support him and other athletes
Chicago, IL, August 22, 2022 – Danville resident and University of Illinois football offensive lineman Julian Pearl has officially signed a ‘name, image, likeness’ (NIL) deal with NextName which offers fans the opportunity to support him through the sale of his personal digital collectibles, also known as non-fungible tokens (NFT). The collectibles are robust media file with images, music, school logo, and playing statistics. Pearl directly receives the majority of proceeds from the sale of his digital collectibles.
NextName is excited to welcome Pearl to the platform and invites fans to show their support by purchasing his digital collectibles here:
A junior offensive lineman, Pearl attended Danville High School where he earned many honors before committing to University of Illinois in April 2017. He was a three-star recruit by 247Sports and ESPN. He also ranked No. 41 OT in the nation and the No. 7 recruit in Illinois by 247Sports. Julian said he picked Illinois because, “it would give me a chance to represent and improve my hometown and state.” He redshirted as a freshman but played in twelve games with 11 starts as a sophomore.
NextName is a platform designed to support college athletes and teams through the sale of digital collectibles. With just a few clicks, fans can purchase collectibles bearing the name, image, and likeness (NIL) of their favorites. In doing so, NextName provides fans an opportunity to help student-athletes maximize their personal band and share in the success of college athletics. Following the initial University of Illinois launch, NextName plans to expand its digital collectibles platform to include athletes and universities across the country.
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Contact: Ann Pitcher