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The 7 Highest Paid College Athletes

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So, you're wondering who the highest paid college athletes are? Let's get in to it!

The landscape of college sports is changing fast. Just a few years ago, college athletes were not allowed to be compensated financially for use of their name, image and likeness. This was an effort to keep college sports "amateur" for the athletes, while the universities were able to break the bank.

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In September of 2019, California became the first state to pass the Name, Image and Likeness Bill, giving college athletes a new found control over their own personal brand. As colleges and college athletes continue to explore how to navigate the landscape in NIL era, some players are being well compensated.

Here are the seven highest paid college athletes:

1. Bronny James - $6,000,000+

2. Shedeur Sanders - $3,800,000+

3. Livvy Dunne- $3,200,000+

4. Arch Manning - $2,900,000+

5. Caleb Williams - $2,600,000+

6. Travis Hunter - $1,800,000+

7. Bo Nix - $1,700,000+

Who do you think will be next to appear in our list of highest paid college athletes? Shoot us a message on Twitter @137pm and let us know!

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