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Penn State Quarterback Drew Allar Releases Children’s Book In NIL Deal

What can’t Drew Allar do, folks?

In addition to the five-star quarterback’s role as the Nittany Lions’ backup gunslinger, the Ohio native is now an officially published author.

Last week, Allar and co-author Andy Vodopia announced their release of “The Men In Back,” a 34-page illustrated children’s book. Through the interactive story, readers will learn about Allar’s journey to Happy Valley, while also receiving a look into his personality and interests off the gridiron.

The book is sold exclusively through Exit 56 Publications, an NIL-specific production avenue for college athletes seeking to share their stories through print. Allar’s “The Men In Back” stands as Exit 56’s second-ever published story. In August, the company helped develop “The Men Up Front”, which focuses on three members of Michigan’s offensive line.

Allar’s hardcover story retails at $20 per copy and can be purchased through Exit 56’s website. In less than a week, the book’s $50 edition, which includes an authenticated autograph from Allar, has already sold out.

While Allar is primed to receive around 50% of the book’s sales, the quarterback isn’t planning on pocketing the profits. Instead, Allar will donate his portion of the proceeds to the Medina, Ohio, Youth Gridiron Program — the organization that helped jumpstart his own playing career.

Specifically, Allar hopes his contributions will benefit students who are unable to afford the program’s ongoing expenses.

“I am excited to give back to the community that has always supported my teammates and me,” Allar said. “Medina Youth Football Program is where I learned football fundamentals, the value of being a good teammate, and the life skills I use today.”

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Connor Krause

Connor Krause is a junior from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania double majoring in journalism and business. He is a lifelong Penn State football and basketball fan and enjoys rooting for Pittsburgh sports teams. In his free time, Connor can be found playing golf or pick-up basketball. You can follow his Twitter and Instagram @ckrause_31.

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