Clemson football fans have been anxiously awaiting the return to the field for WR Justyn Ross.
Ross, who was a standout wide receiver for Clemson football during his freshman and sophomore seasons, has spent more than the past year rehabbing his neck following spinal surgery last spring.
While there hasn’t been an official announcement that he has been cleared to return to football activities, Ross has been very active in finding potential NIL endorsements. He announced his first NIL sponsorship on Thursday morning.
Ross announced that he was teaming up with The Players Trunk to release his own custom merchandise line. Two of the items he shared were a gray hoodie with him on the front in his Clemson football attire (notice you won’t see the trademarked Clemson paw on the outfit, though) and a gray t-shirt with the same icon on the front.
Clemson football fans are going to have plenty of custom merchandise opportunities in the future
If you have a favorite Clemson football player who you’d love to have apparel of, there’s a decent chance you’ll have that opportunity in the near future.
You’re going to see these custom merchandise companies reach out to athletes across the nation and carry their brands. As a result, you’ll be able to buy plenty of individual athlete apparel before it’s all said and done.
One thing you’ll notice as we get deeper into NIL is that Tiger athletes won’t be using the trademarked Clemson logo or the University name in their endorsements for legal reasons.
As far as Ross is concerned, it’s cool to see him marketing his brand and getting opportunities to potentially make some money before he gets a shot at the NFL next season.
In his two seasons of play at Clemson, Ross has combined for 112 receptions for 1,865 yards and 17 touchdowns. He is listed as a preseason All-American by several publications.