Miami football players continue to sign NIL deals

MIAMI, FLORIDA - OCTOBER 11. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FLORIDA - OCTOBER 11. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /

Multiple Miami football players have continued to sign endorsement deals using their name, image and likeness. Striker Gilbert Frierson and defensive linemen Nesta Jade Silvera and Quentin Williams have all signed deals allowing them to utilize their own NIL to earn money. Frierson and Silvera both signed with First Round Management.

Miami football legacy Frank Gore Jr. who plays for Southern Mississippi is also one of First Round Management’s new clients. The deals for Frierson, Silvera and Williams come are in addition to the entire Miami football team being offered deals with MMA gym American Top Team. That is an offer to every Miami player for $6,000 per year.

Frierson announced a deal with Lomelo’s Meat Market in Miami via his social media accounts on Tuesday. That is the latest deal announced by a Hurricanes player. Quarterback D’Eriq King and safety Bubba Bolden were the first two Hurricanes to announce NIL deals shortly after it became legal.

Expect more announcements by Miami players as the season is less than two months away. Miami is leading the way nationally with NIL deals for their players and the entire team with American Top Team. NIL should help Miami in recruiting in the future. South Florida is a global city with near-infinite opportunities.

Silvera has not announced any specific deals, just that he has signed with First-Round management. First-round management will work with Silvera on securing NIL opportunities. The attempt will be made for Silvera to gain opportunities through his social media followings, primarily on Instagram and Twitter.

Williams has patterned with Miami restaurants UnBelieveABowl on an NIL deal. The deals with local businesses would seem to become the norm nationally over bigger deals except for star athletes. Williams can help UnBelieveABowl promote their product locally and help himself.

Dan Lambert, the owner of American Top Team and a Golden Cane Miami booster created Bring Back The U, a marketing company specifically for Hurricanes athletes. Being in South Florida, Miami athletes would in theory have more opportunities at state schools in more traditional college towns.

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According to the Miami Herald, Lambert spoke to attorney Darren Heitner who advocates for athletes using NIL and verified with the Miami compliance department that his deal across the board for Miami football players would be allowed. Miami athletes are in a great position to benefit from NIL.