Forget diamond pendants … Univ. of Kansas quarterback Jalon Daniels pulled up to Big 12 Media Day with something far cooler around his neck — a mini-TV that plays his highlights!!
The Jayhawks signal-caller paired it with a crisp, tan suit and red tie … telling reporters his whole inspiration for the chain was to pay homage to his journey to stardom at KU.
“Just a reminder to everyone I’m walking around, this is what I do,” he said as the piece showed him piling up yards. “I like to play football. I like to play quarterback. I like to score touchdowns.”
TMZ Sports has learned … Daniels got the bling from Ivy J Jeweler in Los Angeles — after the QB’s dad saw store owner Gambit wearing a similar one earlier this year.
Gambit said Daniels hit him up just after his pops told him about it … and the jeweler got to work right away on creating the junior a custom piece.
We’re told Jalon’s drip is made with 18 carats of VS diamonds … and also features his “JD6” logo. It all sits on a Cuban link … and according to Gambit, it cost around $50K.
As for the live pendant, Gambit tells us it’s interchangeable — saying Daniels can upload up to four minutes of any video he wants on it. It all charges like an Apple watch too, Gambit added.
“You can literally have a new chain every day,” he said.
Gambit said Daniels — who threw for 2,014 yards and 17 touchdowns last season — is the first college athlete to rock his tech chain … though he has made several other similar pieces for NBA players and UFC stars. He’s now hoping the attention Daniels’ piece gets opens the door for more football-playing clients.
“Start something new,” he said, “and bring tech fashion to the world.”