Donovan Edwards, the star quarterback for Michigan football, scored two of the longest touchdown runs in the history of the CFP National Championship Game as the Wolverines defeated the Washington Huskies 34-13 on Monday. Following the historic victory—Michigan’sfirstchampionship since the 1997 campaign—Edwards announced a new NIL partnership with Raising Cane’s, a fast food restaurant chain, which was featured on their Twitter account.
Football player Donovan Edwards of Michigan signs a new NIL contract with Raising Cane’s
If you haven’t noticed, Michigan football standout running back Donovan Edwards is one of the most lovable characters in the game right now — few are as animated or full of life as Edwards, who recently put his outgoing personality to work behind a Raising Cane’s counter as a part of a new post-National Championship NIL deal.
Below is a video of Edwards working a shift at Raising Cane’s the day after leading Michigan football to victory over Washington for the National Championship. As previously stated, Edwards was instrumental in the Wolverines’ 34–13 victory, scoring touchdowns on runs of 41 and 46 yards early in the contest.
Donovan Edwards, Jim Harbaugh, JJ McCarthy, and numerous other players from the 2023–24 Michigan football team that won the national championship, currently have a decision to make regarding the NFL Draft. In any case, the Wolverines should be happy about this new NIL contract, and Edwards has solidified his status as a Michigan legend by turning in yet another outstanding performance when the team most needed it.
Most significantly, Donovan Edwards is a Michigan football National Champion, something he will always hold dear in addition to being an exceptional employee of Raising Cane.
Celebrate Michigan’s National Championship With Sports Illustrated Commemorative Issue
Michigan won its first national championship since 1997 when it defeated Washington in the National Championship game, following an exciting overtime matchup against Alabama in the Rose Bowl semifinal. With the legendary Sports Illustrated special championship commemorative issue, celebrate the 15-0, championship season.
Discover untold tales, exclusive interviews, and one-of-a-kind images from SI writers and photographers as you flip through the Wolverines’ victory over Washington and Michigan’s spotless path to the championship.
Blake Corum is seen sprinting across the goal line on the Wolverines’ championship cover, just as he did 28 times in 2023 when Michigan finished with a perfect 15-0 record. Over the past three seasons, the senior running back has been as reliable as any player in the nation.
“It was always someone’s job to make a play for us, be it me, Will [Johnson], J.J. [McCarthy], Donovan [Edwards], Colston [Loveland],” Corum said. “I could go on and on because so many guys were making plays.” However, playwrights create plays when they are needed. We possess a multitude of them.”
It’s all about looking forward now. McCarthy is leaving for the NFL, but what about Corum? And how about Jim Harbaugh, really? Things might appear drastically different come fall with Michigan’s challenging 2024 schedule, which includes games against Texas, USC, Washington, Oregon, and Ohio State, to mention a few. However, for the time being, Michigan supporters everywhere are ecstatic about the Wolverines’ reign as the dominant team in college football. Save that feeling forever with the commemorative issue from SI.