Alabama Offensive Lineman Inks NIL Deal
Alabama offensive lineman Emil Ekiyor Jr. has announced an NIL deal with Life + Style by Laura.
"Grateful to announce my #NIL sponsorship with @lifestylelaura! Love these shoes; more TOP fashion to come this season. This is just the beginning! Thx Laura! #rolltide #fashion," tweeted Ekiyor.
The redshirt senior posted a video of a pair of white dress shoes with spikes on the top, a promotion card, and an unopened letter with his name on it.
According to Jeremy Crabtree of On3, the stylist has Name, Image, and Likeness deals with 16 college athletes.
Ekiyor has used his Name, Image and Likeness deals to give back to the communities around him. He partnered Samaritan's Feet in February to help give shoes to students in Alabama.
This deal is no different.
"Besides being a dynamic fashionista, Laura has always been a philanthropist at heart. From being featured as an “Empowering Stylist” by the Celebrity Wishmaker, Simonetta Lein, to hosting a fashion fundraising event for Paws in the City, volunteering several times a month as a stylist at Attitudes & Attire, sponsoring the Wilkinson Center White Party, to styling the entire Runway Rock Show for the televised charity event – Operation Rock the Troops, Laura loves giving back to the community and helping empower others," says her website.
No. 1 Alabama plays its second game of the season against the Texas Longhorns on Saturday, September 10, 2022, at 11 a.m. CST on FOX. Radio coverage will be on Tide 100.9 and the Tide 100.9 app, which is free to download in the App Store.