Texas quarterback Arch Manning landed his first identify, picture and likeness (NIL) deal final week when buying and selling card firm Panini America introduced an unique multiyear partnership forward of Manning’s first season with the Longhorns.
As a part of the announcement, Manning’s first Panini buying and selling card went to public sale with 100% of the proceeds going to a Central Texas non-profit with the assistance of St. David’s HealthCare and St. David’s Basis.
The autographed Manning card bought for $102,500, a report sale for a buying and selling card on the Panini web site.
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The successful bidder will get to take part in a meet-and-greet with Manning that features catching passes from the freshman QB.
“Getting my first Panini buying and selling card is one thing I couldn’t have imagined rising up,” Manning mentioned in an announcement when saying the partnership.
“Working with Panini to have my first buying and selling card profit the bigger group is particular. Serving to kids dwell wholesome and fulfilling lives is one thing that has at all times been essential to my household.”
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Manning is getting ready for his freshman season at Texas after selecting the Longhorns as some of the sight-after recruits within the nation in 2022.
Manning, the son of Cooper Manning and nephew of Peyton and Eli, will open the season behind Quinn Ewers on the depth chart, who’s getting ready for his second season in coach Steve Sarkisian’s offense.
“This 12 months, the quarterback room is totally different in that we really feel actually good concerning the starter,” Sarkisian mentioned at Massive 12 Media Days. “We’re going to have a wholesome competitors for the backup quarterback job. After which we’re going to have to have a look at how do we discover methods to get these guys high quality reps in video games in order that the primary time they’ve to enter the sport isn’t with the sport on the road.
“So, there’s lots that goes into that, and we’ve to verify we put them into some aggressive conditions in scrimmages and in practices within the build-up to the season.”
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The Longhorns have lofty expectations because the 2023 faculty soccer season approaches, with Texas ending atop the Massive 12’s preseason ballot – voted on by media representatives – for the primary time for the reason that convention went to a format with out divisions in 2011.
Texas improved by three wins in Sarkisian’s second season, going 8-5 and incomes a visit to the Alamo Bowl.
Texas is trying to win this system’s first convention championship since 2009 earlier than heading to the SEC in 2024.