Utah Warriors Partner With BYU Football Players, Former Ute On NIL Deal

Feb 28, 2022, 11:23 AM | Updated: 11:23 am
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(Courtesy of Utah Warriors Rugby)

SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Warriors announced an NIL partnership deal with multiple BYU football players and a former Utah Utes standout.

The Major League Rugby franchise announced the agreement on Monday, February 28.

Utah Warriors Rugby partnered with current BYU players Jaren Hall (Quarterback), Chaz Ah You (Linebacker), and Kingsley Suamataia (Offensive Lineman), as well as former Utah wide receiver Britain Covey.

The NIL agreement is the first deal of its kind between a professional rugby club and college athletes.

“We’re excited to work with all four of these great athletes,” Warriors co-founder and CEO Kimball Kjar said in a statement. “As some of the state’s top football players that all have Utah roots, they stand for everything that the Warriors represent in being a part of this great state. Football’s roots are tied to rugby, which is one of the world’s largest sports, and we’re excited to work with these athletes to showcase the connections and athleticism of both sports here in the state of Utah and beyond.”

The four football players will make appearances at home matches during the Warriors’ 2022 season. The athletes will participate in game day festivities, including pre-game ball delivery, autographs, and photos with fans. The players will also collaborate with the Warriors’ social media team.

BYU football is slated to open its 2022 season against the South Florida Bulls on September 2.

Covey is currently preparing for the 2022 NFL Draft.

The Warriors own an 0-3-0 record after the opening month of the MLR season. Utah’s home opener is against the Dallas Jackals on Saturday, March 5 at 12 p.m. (MDT). The match will be broadcast on the KSL Sports app and KSLSports.com.

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