RE: Russell Wilson signs endorsement deal with Raleigh-based firmWith the heart and mind this young man has, he cannot fail no matter what he chooses in life.
Best wishes to the Wilson family.
Apr 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.