Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) September 16, 2010
Under Armour (NYSE:UA), the Baltimore, MD-based leader in sports performance apparel, footwear and accessories, announced today a multi-year partnership with NFL Pro Bowl wide receiver Miles Austin. A record-breaking performer in 2009, Austin is one of football’s rising stars, completing an unlikely ascent from Division III Monmouth University to elite NFL status. As the newest member of the Under Armour family, Austin will wear Under Armour cleats and apparel –– and will appear in various in-store and advertising promotional campaigns.
Despite spending the first month of the season as a reserve, Austin led the National Football Conference with 1,320 receiving yards and 11 receiving touchdowns in 2009. In his first career NFL start, Austin tallied a Cowboys’ record 250 receiving yards – and scored an electrifying 60-yard game-winning touchdown in overtime.
"I am extremely excited to announce our partnership with Miles Austin,” said Kevin Plank, Founder and CEO of Under Armour. “His on-field success is a product of his incredible work ethic and disciplined training regimen. We look forward to working with Miles, as he reflects our mission to make all athletes better.”
Entering his fifth NFL season, Austin is the latest NFL star to join the elite list of Under Armour NFL players including Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs, Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Rey Maualuga and San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis.
“Under Armour is a tremendous company,” said Austin. “It’s a company that’s caught fire in our league and all over. My commitment to training has helped me become a better football player, and I am thrilled to represent a brand that shares my desire to perform at the highest level.”
As a college star at Monmouth University, Austin caught 150 passes for 2,867 yards and 33 touchdowns. He is the school record-holder in receiving yards and set a Monmouth single-season record with 12 touchdown catches.
About Under Armour, Inc.
Under Armour® (NYSE: UA) is a leading developer, marketer, and distributor of branded performance apparel, footwear, and accessories. The Company's products are sold worldwide and worn by athletes at all levels, from youth to professional, on playing fields around the globe. The Under Armour global headquarters is in Baltimore, Maryland, with European headquarters in Amsterdam’s Olympic Stadium, and additional offices in Denver, Hong Kong, Toronto, and Guangzhou, China. For further information, please visit the Company's website at http://www.underarmour.com.