Florida QB DJ Lagway Inks First NIL Deal With Leaf Trading Cards

Five-star University of Florida freshman quarterback DJ Lagway has yet to debut as a Gator but is already maximizing on his name, image, and likeness by signing a deal with Leaf Trading Cards. Lagway’s collaboration with Leaf includes a NextGen autograph card available for $69.99.

Gator fans can capitalize on the hype the Gatorade National Player of The Year brings to Gainesville. To say Lagway had a remarkable senior season would be an understatement; the five-star quarterback threw for 4,631 yards and 58 touchdowns. Although Lagway had an excellent season, he was a high school athlete in Texas, and high school athletes cannot monetize their name, image, or likeness. Now enrolled at UF, Lagway can take full advantage of NIL opportunities.

Lagway joins an esteemed cohort of college athletes securing deals with trading card companies, including notable figures like University of Texas quarterbacks Arch Manning and Quinn Ewers and LSU gymnast Olivia Dunne. Trading cards are evolving, offering plentiful opportunities in the world of NIL. In addition to their on-field performance, trading cards allow athletes and fans to form a lasting bond.

Additionally, DJ Lagway has laid remarkable groundwork for his brand’s future by securing his inaugural NIL partnership with the collectibles company. As the top-ranked quarterback of 2024, Lagway is poised to make an immediate impact in collegiate football, vying for the starting quarterback position with Graham Mertz. Should Lagway excel on the field, it could propel the Florida Gators back into the national spotlight and pave the way for further NIL prospects.


  • Darian Kelly

    Darian is a Sports Industry Management graduate of Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies. Darian hosts The Jersey Podcast and is a sports documentary fanatic who loves to talk professional and college football and basketball.

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