PARIS, Ky. (FOX 56) — Two University of Kentucky football players have reached a NIL (Name, Image, and Likeness) partnership with the Paris City School District.

Kentucky natives John Young and Octavious Oxendine have partnered with Paris City Schools to interact with community members and students, while also serving as ambassadors for the district.

Paris City Schools Superintendent Stephen McCauley said he is excited to invite the young student-athletes into the community.

“We are excited to announce the first partnership between a Kentucky school district and collegiate student-athletes.  John and Octavious are not only two standout athletes but they are also tremendous young men who are great examples for all of our students to show how far hard work and determination can take you.  I cannot wait for our students to get to know them and to learn from their experiences.  We are grateful for the anonymous donor who made this happen,” said McCauley.

Young and Oxendine share in McCauley’s excitement as they begin preparations to interact with students and community members in Paris.

“I am very excited to partner with Paris City Schools. I can’t wait to interact with the students and community members of Paris. I look forward to meeting as many new people as possible as we go forward with this relationship,” said Young.

“Being able to be a part of something like this is an honor and I can’t wait to meet the Paris City students as well as the surrounding community,” Oxendine added.

Both players will be in attendance at the school district’s summer block party on July 21 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Paris Elementary School.