Who doesn’t love a good chicken wing? Offensive linemen certainly do, and that is why there are linemen from 10 universities who are very happy with their new NIL deals with Hooters.
Hooters, the world-famous sports bar and restaurant, has signed 51 offensive linemen from 10 Division-I programs to NIL deals, as announced on Monday.
Among those 51 players are six from the University of Oklahoma: Tyler Guyton, Anton Harrison, McKade Mettauer, Andrew Raym, Chris Murray, and Wanya Morris. The other universities represented in the deal are Miami, South Florida, Auburn, Georgia Tech, Texas A&M, Missouri, Vanderbilt, LSU and Florida Atlantic.
“For decades, the physical play, blue-collar mentality and on-field leadership of the offensive lineman has shined, but national praise and attention for these crucial players has all-too-often been sidelined,” Hooters chief marketing officer Bruce Skala said in a press release. “We want to change the narrative and celebrate these elite student-athletes who play a pivotal role in making college football so thrilling and give them their fair share of the spotlight.”
This is a great opportunity for players that rarely get the recognition that they deserve and an awesome partnership for guys who can put down some food.
“It is an honor to have Hooters promote the big guys up front and advocate for the work, dedication and spirit of offensive linemen throughout college football,” Georgia Tech offensive lineman Pierce Quick said in a statement. “Like an offensive line, Hooters is all about comradery and having a good time, and I think I speak for all linemen by saying we are extremely excited to partner with a restaurant we already love and throw down some wings.”