Under Armour signs Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton

Newton joins Tom Brady, other NFL players signed with the company

February 23, 2011|By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun

Under Armour announced Wednesday that it signed an endorsement deal with Cam Newton, last year's Heisman Trophy winner and quarterback when the Auburn Tigers became the BCS National Championship team this year.

Newton's deal will begin with a national advertising and in-store campaign this year, and he will wear the Baltimore company's latest football gear at this week's NFL Scouting Combine.

Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

"Cam Newton is an incredible talent and a proven champion whose skills are unique and exciting," Matt Mirchin, Under Armour's senior vice president of sports marketing, said in a statement. "He electrified the college football world this past season, and his commitment to training and preparation, along with his hunger to succeed at the next level, make him a perfect fit for the Under Armour family."

Other NFL players who have recently signed with Under Armour are Tom Brady, Miles Austin and Anquan Boldin.

During the combines, Newton will wear Under Armour's Coreshorts, which the company said provides stability to the core muscle groups to aid in speed, power and precision. He will also wear the E39, a compression shirt fitted with electronic touch points that track biometric signals.

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