Alabama football's Christopher Allen, Traeshon Holden among early UA athletes who have signed NIL deals
The floodgates are open, and as of midnight on July 1, Alabama athletes can capitalize on their name, image and likeness.
A few athletes around the nation have announced deals and have already started promoting products. More are sure to come soon.
Here is a running list of Alabama football players who have announced deals.
WR Traeshon Holden
The sophomore receiver from Kissimmee, Florida became the first Alabama football player to announce partnerships early Thursday morning.
Holden, who has about 28,000 Instagram followers, has collaborated with College Football Edits, a designer who creates content such as edits for social media posts. Holden also partnered with Yoke gaming, which is an app that gives fans the chance to play video games with athletes.
Holden saw time in five games in 2020 as a true freshman. He was a four-star prospect coming out of high school.
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DB DeMarcco Hellams
The junior defensive back also announced a partnership with Yoke gaming, making the deal known Thursday morning on his Instagram with about 9,000 followers.
Hellams has played in 13 games each of the past two seasons. In 2020, Hellams tallied 62 total tackles, three passes defensed and a sack.
OLB Christopher Allen
Allen became the third Alabama athlete to announce a deal with Yoke gaming Thursday morning on his Instagram. He has about 13,000 followers.
The redshirt senior from Baton Rouge finished 2020 with 13 tackles for loss and six sacks with two forced fumbles. He was named All-SEC second team.
OT Evan Neal
Neal also announced he is partnering with Yoke gaming. He has almost 12,000 Instagram followers, the platform where he announced the deal.
Neal is set to enter his third season with the Crimson Tide. After a year at left guard and right tackle, he is projected to take over for Alex Leatherwood at left tackle.
WR Agiye Hall
Hall, a freshman receiver, shared on his Instagram that he has partnered with College Football Edits.
Hall is entering his first year with the Crimson Tide and was a four-star prospect.
DB Jordan Battle
Battle has a profile on Jenloop, where people can pay for personalized shout outs from celebrities via social media platforms such as Twitter.
Battle started at safety for the Crimson Tide as a sophomore, finishing third on the team with 66 tackles.
DB DeVonta Smith
The new DeVonta Smith in Tuscaloosa also has a profile on Jenloop.
He's a four-star defensive back who is set to be a freshman this year and was ranked No. 20 overall in the country at cornerback for the 2021 class by 247Sports.