Tigers’ Running Back John Emery Jr. Joins Our Team of Get Gordon Athletes

McKernan celebrates Emery’s return to Death Valley with a partnership.

Another one! Our law firm is excited to share that we’ve signed a Name, Image, & Likeness (NIL) deal with Louisiana native and Tigers Football running back John Emery Jr.

Rated a 5-star prospect and the No. 2 running back in the nation by 247sports, Emery is the highest rated running back to sign with the Tigers since Leonard Fournette in 2014. During the Tigers’ 2020 season, Emery led all running backs in receiving with 14 receptions for 73 yards.

The St. Rose local has led an impressive college football career, but it came to a halt in 2021 when Emery found himself faced with a career setback. After enduring multiple family hardships, Emery’s academic performance saw a decline. As a result, the Tigers deemed Emery academically illegible for the 2021 season.

While the setback was upsetting, Emery didn’t let it get the best of him. He took it as an opportunity for growth and spent his season off rededicating himself to becoming both a better student and a better player.

“When my team and I scout potential partners, we always look for players with shared values. One of my firm’s core values is perseverance, and John’s comeback story really resonated with me as an excellent example of unwavering dedication.”

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With a strengthened sense of focus and the gifts needed to succeed, many anticipate that Emery’s return to the Tigers will mark his best season yet, both on and off the field.