Nebraska athletes could make thousands under NIL reform

Blake Lawrence, a former Nebraska football player and co-founder of Opendorse, Tweeted a graphic suggesting that several student-athletes could make thousands of dollars from their social media posts, with Adrian Martinez possibly making over $150,000. 
Adrian Martinez

LINCOLN – Back in March, Nebraska athletics partnered with Opendors for an initiative to help promote the brands of Husker student-athletes on social media.

The initiative has really taken off over the past couple weeks with Nebraska’s social media accounts releasing logos for specific players.

Blake Lawrence, a former Nebraska football player and co-founder of Opendorse, went a step further on Tuesday. He Tweeted a graphic suggesting that several student-athletes could make thousands of dollars from their social media posts, with junior quarterback Adrian Martinez possibly making over $150,000.

The list includes Martinez, volleyball player Lexi Sun, men’s basketball player Trey McGowens, among others from a variety of different sports.

Lawrence also released a list of 10 players who could possibly make at least $10,000. That list includes Martinez along with six other football players and three volleyball players in Sun, senior captain Lauren Stivrins and junior captain Nicklin Hames.

It’s worth noting, this information is simply a projection of the possibly incomes for Husker student-athletes. The NCAA still needs to approve a proposal to reform name, image and likeness change in college athletics. However, it seems that all signs are pointing toward a proposal being passed for the 2021-22 academic calendar.

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