These Florida student-athletes wasted no time inking NIL deals

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The floodgates of student-athletes signing name, image and likeness (NIL) deals officially opened early Thursday morning. Several of the best players in college athletics announced their deals the second the clock hit midnight. This trend has continued throughout Thursday with many Florida players from various sports inking NIL deals. However, the best NIL deal for 2021 has already been won by Arkansas wide receiver Trey Knox. The wideout and his pup Blue were endorsed by PetSmart on Twitter.

Here’s the list of Gators who have announced some partnerships so far that include athletes from sports like football, gymnastics and baseball.

Several more Florida student-athletes announce NIL deals

Wide receiver Jacob Copeland

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Jacob Copeland showcased his T-shirt design Wednesday with a personal logo that features his initials and a hyena. He promised a link to buy shirts would be coming soon.

Running back Malik Davis

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Malik Davis created an Instagram account called MD Apparel. He posted a picture of his tee that includes his initials, jersey number and a lightning bolt all in orange and blue colors.

Quarterback Emory Jones

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Emory Jones has a tee featured in the QB Takeovers merchandise shop along with 12 other Division I quarterbacks.

Defensive tackle Gervon Dexter

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Gervon Dexter and his girlfriend already own and operate their own YouTube channel that he can now profit off of. But he also launched his own clothing line G9 Apparel.

Safety Trey Dean

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Trey Dean is another football player that started his own clothing line called He has two designs available for $45 apiece.

Defensive end Princley Umanmielen

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Princely Umanmielen has a YouTube page like Dexter that has more than 13,000 followers on it. He has posted content consistently for the last year that gives Florida fans a good idea of what his life is like as a football player. He can now make money off of his channel.

Gymnast Savannah Schoenherr

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Savannah Schoenherr is a rising senior for the Gators gymnastics team. She announced two deals Thursday. She signed with Gopuff via Instagram and Layout Leos via Twitter.

Infielder Colby Halter

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Colby Halter also inked a deal with Gopuff like Schoenherr. [listicle id=46227]