Eagles ace tasked with helping sneaker NFT soar

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeVonta Smith is teaming up with footwear company Endstate to create a series of NFT signature sneakers.

Boston-based Endstate has chosen the first-round National Football League (NFL) draft pick as its first athlete collaboration stating they wanted an athlete with a powerful story to tell.

Smith’s NFT collection is due to be released in the next few days before his physical Endstate trainer collection is released in December.

Endstate CEO and co-founder Bennett Collen said: “As a two-time National Champion and Heisman Trophy winner, first-round NFL draft pick, and standout wide receiver for the Eagles, DeVonta’s on-field resume speaks for itself, but we’re equally as impressed with who he is off the field.

“We’re excited to work with DeVonta to design a sneaker that embodies what makes him special — generational talent, hard work, high character, and impeccable style.”

Endstate co-founder Stephanie Howard said: “DeVonta Smith is a self-made star. No one will outwork him, and his dedication will continue to lead him to the highest levels of success.

“It’s fitting for him to have a signature sneaker so early in his career while also making a statement about being a game changer off the field.”

Smith worked closely with Endstate’s design team to create his signature sneaker and those purchasing an NFT will also receive a pair of the shoes as part of the roll out.

Much like many NFT projects, holders will also have the chance to win money can’t buy opportunities to meet DeVonta as well as receive exclusive digital experiences.

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Written by David Kent

David has more than a decade of sports betting and sports writing experience working with some of the biggest names in the industry. He focuses on articles covering these subjects including how crypto is transforming sportsbooks.

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