Oregon star Kayvon Thibodeaux launches his own cryptocurrency
Oregon star defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux, considered among the top prospects for next year’s NFL draft, is getting in on the name, image and likeness party in a unique way: establishing his own cryptocurrency.
Thibodeaux told ESPN that his new crypto coin, $JREAM, will benefit in part the athlete’s Jream Foundation, which serves underprivileged youth.
“I feel like crypto is such a new space and having an athlete involved in it kind of changes the dynamic of how athletes are viewed,” Thibodeaux said. “I started looking at crypto in high school and seeing the future in crypto and how far it can go. This was the next step in starting my future.”
The 6-foot-5, 250-pounder hasn’t played since leaving the Ducks’ season opener against Fresno State with an ankle injury in the first half. He had two tackles and a sack before exiting. Oregon is now up to No. 3 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll.
In 21 collegiate games, Thibodeaux has amassed 79 total tackles, including 24.5 for loss, and 13 sacks.
Thibodeaux isn’t even the first college athlete to release his own cryptocurrency. Jaylen Clark, a reserve for UCLA basketball, announced he was doing the same earlier this month.
–Field Level Media