Sporting Kansas City adds Iowa State wide receiver Jaylin Noel to club’s Sporting U NIL Program


Sporting Kansas City announced today that Iowa State University wide receiver Jaylin Noel has joined the club’s Sporting U NIL Program under a new Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) agreement.

The Kansas City, Missouri native and Park Hill High School alum enters his senior season this fall with a reception in 32 consecutive games – the fourth longest streak in Iowa State history – with 165 receptions for 1,661 yards and 10 touchdowns in his collegiate career.

Noel, a co-captain for the Cyclones, was named Second Team All-Big 12 in 2023 after leading Iowa State with 66 receptions and seven receiving touchdowns. The 21-year-old became the first FBS player since 2014 to have four 50+ yard receptions, two 50+ yard kick returns and two 30+ yard punt returns in a single season.

Off the field, Noel has garnered numerous academic accolades including Big 12 Academic All Rookie Team, Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll and Academic All-Big 12 Second Team honors. A communication studies major, Noel was recognized as a Big 12 Student-Athlete of the month in December.

Noel is now one of six local products competing at the NCAA Division I level participating in the Sporting U NIL Program during the 2023-24 school year:

  • University of Missouri kicker Blake Craig (Liberty North HS alum)
  • Kansas State University defender Jericho Frigon (Liberty HS alum)
  • University of Missouri midfielder Keegan Good (Park Hill South HS alum)
  • University of Kansas forward Hallie Klanke (Lee’s Summit West HS alum)
  • University of Kansas running back Devin Neal (Lawrence HS alum)
  • Iowa State University receiver Jaylin Noel (Park Hill HS alum)

The Sporting U NIL initiative is designed to provide a platform for Sporting Kansas City to celebrate and interact with homegrown athletes on college campuses across the Midwest region who have excelled in their sports. The Sporting U NIL Athletes receive a financial stipend for social media engagement as well as tickets for Sporting KC home matches and merchandise from SportingStyle. The club’s investment in the Sporting U NIL program also includes further value for student-athletes through assistance with strategic marketing and brand building campaigns in addition to professional development resources, including mentorship and networking connections.

Collegiate athletes interested in receiving more information about Sporting U NIL can visit to contact the club for future consideration. Men’s soccer players are ineligible to sign NIL agreements with Sporting Kansas City to remain in compliance with all conflict-of-interest protections in place for NCAA sanctioned student-athletes.