Russell Wilson signs endorsement deal with Raleigh-based firm
Posted April 26, 2012
Raleigh, N.C. — Former North Carolina State University and University of Wisconsin quarterback Russell Wilson has signed French/West/Vaughan as his marketing, public relations and endorsements agency, the Raleigh-based company announced Thursday.
In a press release, the marketing company also announced that Wilson signed an endorsement deal with Nike Tuesday.
"Russell has impressed us from the moment we first saw him play as a freshman at N.C. State, and we have been fans ever since," agency chairman and CEO Rick French said in a statement.
"We are convinced Russell is going to be an outstanding player in the NFL and, more importantly, we know he is a man of great character and a great role model. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to help him achieve his on-field and off-field goals throughout his NFL career.”
FWV also represents current NFL players Michael Vick, Arian Foster and Glover Quin along with Olympic hopeful Jessica Hardy, a swimmer.
Wilson, who spent three seasons at N.C. State before transferring to Wisconsin, said he's looking forward to working with FWV.
"Throughout this search, I have been looking for an agency that truly understands my interests and aspirations and has the capability to help me manage my off-field endeavors so I can concentrate on being the best football player I can be," Wilson said.