LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) – School athletes have been capitalizing on their identify picture and likeness for nearly a 12 months now. One Nebraska athlete is taking it a step additional and is creating his personal enterprise.
Derrick Walker is understood for being Nebraska basketball’s massive man. The Kansas Metropolis native is returning for a brilliant senior season. Whereas he balances faculty and basketball, he a trucking enterprise on the aspect.
Walker’s firm’s identify is “Tall Boy Trucking,” becoming for the 6′9″ heart ahead. Proper earlier than final season began Walker bought a semi-truck. He at present has one driver employed, and it’s been on the highway making deliveries for the previous month. Walker says the thought got here to him when he was scrolling on his cellphone and felt he was losing time on social media that may very well be spent on a enterprise and making an earnings. Derrick stated it was laborious to get into the enterprise, however now that he’s in he can handle it from proper right here in Lincoln.
“I can micromanage it with out having to bodily be there,” Derrick Walker stated. “Many of the issues are a cellphone name. If I can be capable to go away school with just a little cash it simply helps me transition extra.”
As his enterprise grows, Walker says he’d wish to work in jail reform. and rent those that are in search of a second likelihood.
Derrick stated his teammates and coaches suppose his semi-truck buy is random, however they’re excited for him. He provides that this proves he’s extra than simply an athlete and may deal with enterprise on and off the courtroom.
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