ATLANTA (BRPROUD) — Hooters says it has signed offensive linemen nationwide to name, image and likeness (NIL) deals.
Seven of those who signed are from LSU. Hooters said it signed deals with Kimo Makane’ole, Lanson Smith, Fitzgerald West, Miles Frazier, Marcus Dumervil, Xavier Hill and Kardell Thomas.
“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,” said Hooters Chief Marketing Officer Bruce Skala. “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.”
Outside of LSU, Hooters signed offensive linemen from Auburn, University of Miami, Texas A&M, Georgia Tech, Missouri, Vanderbilt, Florida Atlantic University and University of South Florida.