Penn State now has an NIL collective specifically dedicated to football.
It’s called the Lions Legacy Club, and its goal is to “specifically support student-athletes in the Penn State football program.”
The first football-specific NIL collective, @lionslegacyclub, has launched at Penn State.
— Greg Pickel (@GregPickel) September 6, 2022
This collective is different from the Success With Honor collective focuses on all 31 Penn State athletic teams, and its powered by Penn State alumni and Blueprint Sports.
Former Penn State quarterback Chris Ganter is the general manager, working with two Penn State greats in former running back KiJana Carter and linebacker Michael Mauti.
There were already 30 former Penn State players in the club’s athletic as of 10:30 Tuesday morning, and that number is expected to grow immensely.
Ganter, the son of former longtime Penn State offensive coordinator Fran Ganter, said in a statement that he’s “honored to lead the Lions Legacy Club and give back to the football program that has given me so much throughout my life.”
”Knowing how competitive the college football landscape can be, our goal is to create top-notch opportunities for these student-athletes and make a significant impact to ensure a sustainable future for the program.”
Mauti, who played at Penn State from 2008-12 and is famous for his leadership throughout Penn State’s turmoil before the 2012 season, said that the group is “confident” that the collective is “off to a great start, especially under Chris Ganter’s leadership.
”The heart of Penn State football lives strong in all of us,” Mauti said, “and we hope to share this passion with the fans, family and alumni that we will engage with, to grow the organization.”
Carter, who finished second in the 1994 Heisman Trophy voting, said “there hasn’t been a more exciting time to be a student-athlete than right now.”
”The Lions Legacy Club is truly a special group with the expertise and passion to take Penn State football to new heights and help student-athletes earn the compensation they deserve for working hard on and off the field,” Carter said.