Isaac Hodgins likes physical labor. Last summer, the Oregon State defensive end went through Craigslist looking for people who needed help with yard work or farming.
Same with OSU teammates Logan Horton and Jake Overman. Horton, a junior running back, used to deliver food for DoorDash and Instacart, but with soaring gas prices, it didn’t pencil out.
But prior to name, image and likeness laws going into effect last summer, college athletes had limited options to earn an income.
Now, the possibilities are endless. NIL opportunities that get most headlines are the booster-led collectives providing endorsement packages to sweeten deals for prospective recruits. But out of the spotlight are NIL possibilities for football players like Hodgins, Horton and Overman, who are using their name and sweat to make money.
Several weeks ago while Hodgins, Overman, Horton and former OSU tight end Quinn Smith were at Bible study, they started talking…