Grant Morgan went from being a walk-on at Arkansas to an All-SEC linebacker in 2020. It’s only appropriate that Morgan has signed an NIL partnership with Walk-On’s.

The sports restaurant announced a walk-on-themed NIL program Thursday. The “Walk-On of the Week” program will award Name, Image and Likeness deals to walk-on collegiate athletes across the country. They’re kicking things off with Morgan.

“I’m thankful for this opportunity and so excited to be a part of the Walk-On’s family,” Morgan said via a press release. “Sports would not be the same without underdogs and it’s truly special to have Walk-On’s share their stories.”

In 2020, Morgan recorded 111 tackles, along with a pick-six interception, 2 sacks and 5 passes defended.

“We created this program to highlight the real magic of sports – the underdog,” said Brandon Landry, founder & CEO of Walk-On’s. “Walk-on athletes endure the same grueling workouts as the scholarship players and in many cases, work jobs to help pay for school. With NIL changing the landscape of collegiate athletics, we want to make sure that walk-ons aren’t left out and receive the recognition and support they deserve. We’re grateful to tell their stories and welcome them to our Family of Athletes.”