As two of the most prominent quarterbacks in college football, Florida State’s McKenzie Milton and Miami’s D’Eriq King have sizable platforms that should benefit them greatly in the new age of name, image and likeness legislation.
With college athletes able to profit off their name, image and likeness (NIL) starting Thursday, Milton and King have uniquely positioned themselves to take advantage of this momentous shift in college athletics. Milton has over 70,000 Instagram followers and 12,000 on Twitter; King has nearly 40,000 Instagram followers and more than 24,000 on Twitter.
Along with this new ability to make money off endorsements or in-person appearances, Milton, a sixth-year senior who transferred from UCF, and King, a sixth-year senior, have engaged in helping other college athletes find endorsements of their own.
Partnering with Luis Pardillo, Andrew Bledsoe and Aaron Marz, Milton and King are co-founders of Dreamfield, an Orlando-based company that is helping pair college athletes with businesses for paid in-person appearances.