Making History: Name, Image & Likeness

On July 1st, 2021 at midnight, Mike Murphy partnered with college football stars D’Eriq King and Bubba Bolden as well as College Hunks Hauling Junk to make history.

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Murphy Auto Group and College Hunks Hauling Junk became the first companies to sign a college athlete(s) to a Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) contract. Not only did Murphy and CHHJ co-founder Omar Soliman strike at the stroke of midnight to secure the historical feat, but they also partnered with two of the most noteworthy student-athletes in America.

D’Eriq King is a starting quarterback and is pegged as a Heisman Trophy candidate. Meanwhile, Bubba Bolden has been named to the Thorpe Award preseason watchlist as one of the nation’s top defensive backs. With King and Bolden leading the way, the on-field outlook is favorable for the team.

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Off the field, and for the first time in history, collegiate athletes can now profit from their image and likeness instead of the NCAA doing so. This is a monumental move after years of legislation that finally puts control in the college athlete's hands.

Mike Murphy continues to make headlines as college athletes move into a new environment brimming with opportunity. Please use the following links to learn more about Mike Murphy in the news as well as Murphy Auto Group’s NIL Ambassadors and their NIL Captain program.

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The next NIL event will be September 8th at SRP Park in Augusta. Sign up today to RSVP to your spot now! 

If you are a student-athlete now is the time to take advantage of an incredible opportunity. 

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