Grambling quarterback Julian Calvez is the latest student-athlete to sign an NIL deal with Adidas.
Calvez, who is a freshman, made the announcement on his Instagram page. He will also serve as a brand ambassador for the apparel company.
“Three Stripe Life⚡️@adidas @postgame.official #createdwithadidas #adidasnilambassador,” Calvez wrote on his IG post.
In an article written by Bleacher Report back in March, Adidas announced that it would launch an equitable NIL network that was designed to help student-athletes in college to become paid brand ambassadors for the company. In the story, Adidas claimed that the NIL network would initially be available to HBCUs in the fall.
Because of his initial window, Calvez and several other Grambling student-athletes are set to enter Adidas’ NIL network. Also included are: Demarcus Smiley and Jose Vargas (baseball), James Brown (track & field), Haley Gomez (volleyball) Malik Lamin (men’s basketball) Jurnee Mclaurin (women’s basketball).
During his freshman year, Calvez appeared in only five games.
Calvez threw for 685 passing yards with five touchdowns and six interceptions. He also had 179 rushing yards with four more scores on the ground.