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May 8, 2014

Wilson Signs Jadeveon Clowney

Star DE becomes the new face of Wilson Football and its #MoreWork campaign.

[CHICAGO] May 8, 2014- Wilson Sporting Goods Co. is proud to announce its new partnership with NFL Draft prospect, Jadeveon Clowney. The former University of South Carolina All-American Defensive End and projected high first round draft pick is known for his tenacity on the field, his uncanny quickness and highlight reel hits.

Clowney's endorsement is in conjunction with the 2014 launch of Wilson's new line of GST Football Gloves and GST line of Protective Gear.  Clowney will also be endorsing the crown jewel, Wilson NFL Footballs, as well as the company's full line of mouth guards.  He will be featured in key Football marketing materials, on the Wilson website, in-store, and on product packaging.  Clowney will become the face of Wilson Football.

"It is fitting that the number one player in the NFL Draft is now aligned with the number one name in Football," said Kevin Murphy, General Manager of Wilson American Football.  "With the addition of a new line of gloves and protective, Wilson is focused on providing the best products to surround the football player."

"It's time for me to go to work," said Clowney.  "I want to be the best in the game, so I'm working with Wilson to make sure I have the tools I need to perform at the highest level."

On draft night, Wilson will launch a microsite, WilsonMoreWork.com, through which they will give away autographed pairs of Wilson GST Gloves that Clowney will sign on draft day. Throughout the season, Wilson will use the site to feature Clowney-inspired content and additional product and autograph giveaways.

Clowney was named All-America Defensive End as a unanimous pick in 2012, and a first-team selection in 2013 by the American Football Coaches Association. In 2012 he was both the Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Year and the Hendricks Award Winner as the nation's top defensive end. 

With Clowney's input and the feedback of all members of the Advisory Staff, Wilson will continue making equipment that will help elevate athletes at every level.

Wilson and the NFL began their partnership in 1941, making it one of the longest-enduring partnerships in sports history.  Wilson is the Official Football of the NFL and a handcrafted work of art.  Every point scored in every Super Bowl has been with a Wilson football. Learn more at www.wilson.com and follow Wilson on Twitter (@wilson_football), Facebook and Instagram.

Chicago-based Wilson Sporting Goods Co., a division of Amer Sports, is the world's leading manufacturer of sports equipment, apparel and accessories. Through its dedication to creating products that enable athletes at every level to perform at their best, Wilson has earned its place as a leader in sporting goods for over a century.

 

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