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Will Levis To Cash In On $100,000 NIL Deal

The dough is about to roll in for former Penn State quarterback Will Levis.

The rising senior signal-caller, who transferred to Kentucky last February, announced last week that he signed a name, image, and likeness deal with Grand Slam Collectibles. According to Larry Vaught of, the deal is guaranteed to be worth $100,000. It will be the largest collectibles deal yet for an NCAA athlete.

Levis just finished a productive season in his first year starting at quarterback for the Wildcats. The Connecticut native threw for 2,286 yards and 24 touchdowns en route to a 10-3 record and a win over Iowa in the Outback Bowl. He was voted a team captain after just one offseason in Lexington.

The 232-pound quarterback announced this past December he’d return to Kentucky for another season. He’ll try to build on what was a productive season through the air and ground, where he rushed for 376 yards and nine scores as a leader for the offense.

Levis spent three total seasons in Happy Valley, primarily as the backup. He appeared in 15 games, including a fairly exciting performance in a road loss to Ohio State in 2019 and a start against Rutgers the following week. By the time he transferred, he’d accumulated 644 passing yards and nine total scores.

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Will Pegler

Will is a senior majoring in digital and print journalism and is an associate editor for Onward State. He is from Darien, Connecticut and is a lifelong Penn State football fan. He loves a good 80's comedy movie, Peaky Blinders, The Office, and the New York Yankees and Giants. You can catch some of his ridiculous sports takes on his Twitter @gritdude and yell at him on his email [email protected]

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