Digital Tokens Support Bolingbrook’s Kendall Smith

New platform allows fans to support him


Kendall SmithChicago, IL, August 8, 2022 – Bolingbrook resident and University of Illinois football defensive back Kendall Smith has officially signed a ‘name, image, likeness’ (NIL) deal with NextName which offers fans the opportunity to support him through the sale of his personal digital collectibles, also known as non-fungible tokens (NFT). The collectibles are robust media files with images, music, school logo, and playing statistics. Smith directly receives the majority of proceeds from the sale of his digital collectibles.

NextName is excited to welcome Smith to the platform and invites fans to show their support by purchasing his digital collectibles here:

Kendall Smith – NextName

Kendall Smith is a senior defensive back from Bolingbrook, IL. He was highly touted by 247Sports, Rivals, ESPN, and Scout. He was also ranked the No. 9 recruit in Illinois by ESPN. Kendall chose to attend Illinois because he said, “it was always a favorite school of mine and I want to be a part of the change.” As a freshman he played in all 12 games and has since been a strong force on special teams for the Illini.

About NextName

NextName is a platform designed to support college athletes and teams through the sale of digital collectibles. With just a few clicks, fans can purchase collectibles bearing the name, image, and likeness (NIL) of their favorites. In doing so, NextName provides fans an opportunity to help student-athletes maximize their personal band and share in the success of college athletics. Following the initial University of Illinois launch, NextName plans to expand its digital collectibles platform to include athletes and universities across the country.

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