Michigan Running Back Uses NIL Money to Give Out Thanksgiving Turkeys

A recent change in the world of college athletics means that athletes can now make money from their "NIL" or Name, Image and Likeness. Previously, only schools could take that money.

So what are the athletes doing with the money?

Michigan Wolverines running back Blake Corum, who went to high school in Baltimore, is using the funds to help provide some Thanksgiving love to the communities of Ypsilanti, not far from the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor.

A video clip of Corum out on the town loading up a fresh turkey in someone's van is going viral on Twitter as many are applauding his kindness and generosity in helping the less fortunate.

Corum is a standout player for Michigan in his sophomore season. He could have a bright future ahead of him as a football player. But he has already shown that he can be a beacon of light in the community and that might be worth more than scoring touchdowns.

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