Alabama Quarterback Paul Tyson Signs NIL Deal With Southern Fast Food Staple
The Name, Image and Likeness era of college sports are alive and well and several Alabama athletes have already taken advantage, striking deals with companies to monetize their notoriety at The Capstone.
While most people have paid attention to Bryce Young reportedly earning nearly $1 million before taking his first snap as a starter, he is not the only Crimson Tide quarterback signing deals.
Alabama redshirt sophomore quarterback Paul Tyson announced on his Instagram account that he has come to a partnership arrangement with popular southern fast food chain, Krystal.
Krystal, founded in Chattanooga, TN., in 1932, has locations in every SEC state except Texas. The chain is known for its "Fresh, Hot, Small, Square" hamburgers, corn dogs, chili-cheese fries and more.
Tyson, the great grandson of legendary Alabama coach Paul "Bear" Bryant, mentions he and his family, dating back to his great grandfather, have enjoyed Krystal over many years.
Tyson, a Hewitt-Trussville High School graduate in Alabama has worked his way into the backup quarterback role for the Crimson Tide. Tyson was the first quarterback into the game after Young exited the season opener against Miami and was able to complete his only pass that he attempted.
Tyson completed a 10-yard pass to Jacoby Boykins on a 3rd-and-nine to keep the Alabama offense on the field and salt away more time from the clock.
Tyson's appearance in the Miami game in the 2021 season opener was his second time playing in a game for the Tide after making an appearance against Western Carolina in 2019.