Entire UT football team to cash in on new NIL t-shirt deal

The deal brokered by the Spyre Sports Group with DW Designs will allow all players to get some of the money.
Published: Aug. 29, 2021 at 8:15 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Every player on the University of Tennessee football team will soon be part of a Name Image Likeness Deal.

Knoxville-based Spyre Sports Group along with Knoxville-based DW Designs have teamed up to make a shirt with the word Attack on the front.

Spyre Sports Group and The DW Designs are working together to have the proceeds from the shirt...
Spyre Sports Group and The DW Designs are working together to have the proceeds from the shirt help the entire UT football team.(WVLT)

The design is an ode to UT coaching legend Johnny Majors as well as new head coach Josh Heupel’s fast-paced offensive attack.

“It’s also a way to honor Johnny Majors with UT playing Pittsburgh the second game of the season where Majors won a national championship before coming home to Tennessee. And of course his catch phrase was Attack Attack Attack. And, Coach H’s offense is all about scoring points so it all ties nicely together.” said Hunter Baddour co-founder of Spyre Sports.

Baddur said it was all going to go down to recruiting and that the best high school players were going to be basing college decisions on which campuses are the most NIL friendly. He said it starts with taking care of the current roster.

“Most NIL deals across the country have been focused on skill player positions (quarterback, running back, receiver),” said Baddur. “We thought this was a great deal because it’s something the whole team can be a part of and benefit from, including players that aren’t on scholarship but still come to practice to help better the team.”

The shirts can be pre-ordered through the DW Designs website, for $28.00.

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