Gator Collective, the leading provider of NIL deals for student-athletes at the University of Florida, is officially open for business to the entirety of the school’s student-athletes, the organization announced today.
Almost immediately upon launching in September of 2021, Gator Collective signed Zachary Carter, a defensive lineman on the football team, as the first Collective athlete. Since then, Gator Collective has signed nearly 100 different athletes across eight different sports. Now, for the first time, the opportunity to be a Gator Collective athlete has been opened to the totality of the University of Florida student-athlete population.
Any athlete, of any sport at the University of Florida, is not only able but strongly encouraged to sign up to become a Gator Collective athlete by following the instructions sent out to them this week.
What Is Gator Collective?
Following the passing of new legislation in July 2021, NCAA student-athletes became eligible to legally receive compensation for their name, image, and likeness. Gator Collective sets up opportunities for Gator athletes to be able to do so- and in the process, provides Gator fans with various types of access to their favorite athletes that were never possible before.
When athletes sign on with Gator Collective, they become eligible to make in-person and virtual appearances that the Collective sets up, thus expanding their personal brands, and being compensated for those appearances.
The benefits of signing on to become a Gator Collective athlete extend well beyond merely being paid. Gator Collective athletes can make personal connections with their biggest fans. Conversely, a Gator Collective athlete’s biggest fans can be connected with their favorite athletes via their membership to Gator Collective.
FOR RELEASE ON August 10, 2022
Contact: Jen Grosso