Last week Clemson quarterback Cade Klubnik made waves in the name, image and likeness (NIL) space when he inked a deal with South Carolina-based Chevrolet dealership, Fred Caldwell Chevrolet.
Klubnik took to Instagram to announce his new NIL partnership.
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“Parternerd with the best to get me where I need to go!” said Klubnik on the social media app while standing next to a black Chevrolet pickup truck.
If you’re a Clemson fan, the car dealership should sound familiar. For the last two years, the same car dealership had signed Clemson defensive tackle Bryan Bresee to promote the company.
Well, with Bresee off to the NFL (taken in the first round by the New Orleans Saints in April’s draft), the car dealership wanted a new spokesperson, and who better than Klubnik?
Klubnik will enter the 2023 season with great expectations.
Klubnik emerged late in the season as Clemson’s starting quarterback after wrestling away the job from the incumbent DJ Uiagalelei. He started the last two games for the Tigers and finished his season passing for 697 passing yards, four total touchdowns, and three interceptions, while finishing with a 57.1 QB rating.
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With Uiagalelei having transferred to Oregon State, the training wheels should be off for Klubnik as he enters his sophomore season as the unquestioned starter. The former five-star recruit out of Austin, Texas, will look to tap into his vast potential and truly break out.
The Tigers are set to open their 2023 season when they visit Duke on Sept. 4.