One of the Nation’s Top Football Recruits Becomes the Latest Star Athlete to Partner with Panini America
Irving, TX – December 21, 2023 – Panini America, the world’s largest sports and entertainment collectibles company, has announced an exclusive, multi-year partnership with Dylan Raiola, a consensus Top 10 recruit and one of the top high school quarterbacks in the class of 2024. Raiola recently announced his commitment to the University of Nebraska next season and Panini represents his first NIL deal. Panini’s partnership with Raiola includes autographed trading cards and marketing. Expect to see Raiola’s first trading cards in Panini’s upcoming collegiate products.
“Dylan is both an outstanding player and young man, and he is a natural fit to join the Panini family,” said Jason Howarth, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Athlete Relations. “We are excited about his future as he enters the next phase and transitions to college and to share his Panini products with fans across the country.”
The 6’3” Raiola played his senior season at Buford High School in Buford, Georgia, tossing 34 touchdown passes in leading his team to an 11-2 record. He is the son of former NFL offensive lineman Dominic Raiola, who also played for Nebraska.
“I am really excited to celebrate this next stage of my career by partnering with Panini,” said Raiola. “Being on a trading card is a dream, and I am proud to be part of the Panini team.”
Raiola joins the likes of University of Texas quarterbacks Quinn Ewers and Arch Manning, University of Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr. and wide receiver Rome Odunze, University of Tennessee quarterback Joe Milton, USC wide receiver Zachariah Branch and University of Nebraska volleyball star Lexi Rodriguez, as well as top 2023 NBA Draft Picks Amen and Ausar Thompson, 2024 NBA prospects Matas Buzelis and Ja’Kobe Walter and 2025 NBA prospect Tre Johnson as athletes who have recently joined the Panini family.
About Panini America
Panini America is a subsidiary of The Panini Group, established over 60 years ago in Modena, Italy with subsidiaries throughout Europe, Latin America, and the United States. Panini is the world leader in officially licensed collectibles and is the most significant publisher of collectibles in the U.S., with official licenses for NFL, NFLPA, NBA, NBPA, NASCAR, FIFA, UFC, WWE, College, Disney and other key properties from many other licensors. Panini is also the exclusive trading card and sticker partner of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Elite 11 and Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc.
Panini has distribution channels in more than 150 countries and employs a staff of over 1,200. For more information visit us at www.paniniamerica.net, www.paninigroup.com or
http://blog.paniniamerica.net/. You can also follow Panini America on social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.
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