Originally posted on Sports Business Digest  |  Last updated 10/9/12

Russell Athletic's stable of athlete endorsers has just gotten a little larger. The company, a division of Russell Brands, LLC announced a new partnership with Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon and New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram.


"To have Pierre and Mark join the Russell Athletic family is a huge honor for us," said Gary Barfield, executive vice president, Russell Brands, LLC. "Not only are they both exceptional athletes, but they are also both stand-up guys who we are proud to have representing our brand. Pierre and Mark are hard workers and show dedication and purpose every time they hit the field, qualities that Russell Athletic has embraced for the past 100-plus years."


Under the partnership, both players will have an active role in Russell Athletic product development -- testing, refining and conceptualizing new Russell Athletic equipment -- as well as appearing at various in-store, paper marketing and social media marketing initiatives.


"I've been wearing Russell Athletic my entire life, from team uniforms to practice gear," said Garcon. "When you think of football, you think of Russell Athletic. I'm proud to be part of an organization with such a rich history in sports."


"From youth leagues to high school, Russell Athletic products have played a role in making me the player I am today," added Ingram. "I'm honored to be part of the Russell Athletic family and continue to support a brand that has been with me since I scored my first touchdown."


Both Garcon and Ingram have signed a three year agreement with Russell Brands, that will last through the 2014-2015 season.


(via Russell Athletic Press Release)



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