WWE today unveiled 15 college athletes who will be among the first to participate in the company’s newly formed NIL (Name, Image & Likeness) program that provides a clear pathway from collegiate athletics to WWE.
The inaugural Next In Line class includes athletes from 13 universities, seven NCAA conferences and four sports. In addition to the United States, the class includes representation from myriad countries spanning from Canada and Nigeria. The following 15 athletes join Olympic gold medalist Gable Steveson in WWE’s first-of-its-kind NIL program:
Carlos Aviles (Track & Field), Haley Cavinder (Basketball), Hanna Cavinder (Basketball), A.J. Ferrari (Wrestling), Lexi Gordon (Basketball), Aleeya Hutchins (Track & Field), John Krahn (Football), Glen Logan (Football), Isaac Odugbesan (Track & Field), Mason Parris (Wrestling), Masai Russell (Track & Field), Jon Seaton (Football), Joe Spivak (Football), Dalton Wagner (Football), and Riley White (Track & Field).