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Russell Wilson signs endorsement deal with Raleigh-based firm

Posted April 26, 2012

— 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.

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  • lmartin152 Apr 26, 6:21 p.m.

    With the heart and mind this young man has, he cannot fail no matter what he chooses in life.

    Best wishes to the Wilson family.

    Go Pack

  • Zaknow Apr 26, 4:48 p.m.

    Congratulations to Russell! I have herd a lot of football insiders say a lot of nice things about him, his attitude/work ethic and his ability! I look forward to seeing him on TV playing on Sunday!

  • Z Man Apr 26, 3:18 p.m.

    Unfortunately he couldn't stick with The Pack but his leaving is certainly understandable. It was fun to watch him play and I'm hoping he lands a nice NFL contract and that he'll do more than warm some bench somewhere... look what happened to Tebow (sometimes all is needed is an opportunity)! Go for it young man!

  • Hokies94 Apr 26, 3:00 p.m.

    Wilson is a great young man. I too would love to see him play on Sundays. He is as solid as anyone that I have read or heard about. His future is bright.

  • lec02572 Apr 26, 1:40 p.m.

    Good for him. I am certainly glad to hear it. He is a wonderful person as well as a great player. State fans wish nothing but the best for RW. Congratulations.

  • cwood3 Apr 26, 12:03 p.m.

    RW-good job man-keep that smile on your face, a prayer in your heart, and play to your ability-you'll be fine.
    Look forward to seeing you play on Sundays.
    Your Dad is in heaven smilingay his son!

  • RaleighRocks Apr 26, 11:56 a.m.

    Congrats to RW! He is all class. Cannot wait to see him play on Sundays!

    Go State!

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