Under Armour has a new face in its athlete line-up.
The company has signed UCLA linebacker and top 2016 prospect Myles Jack to a multi-year partnership. Jack is a lead prospect in this year’s NFL Draft class and the first to sign a major apparel and footwear deal.
Jack was the first player to be named both Offensive and Defensive Freshmen of the Year in the Pac-12 and was a finalist for the 2013 Paul Hornung Award as the nation’s most versatile player.
The Georgia native is a two-time Second-Team All-Pac 12 selection, a First-Team All-America by Athlon Sports and honorable mention by SI.com. He was also a First-Team Freshmen All-America selection by Sporting News. In 2014, he finished second on the Bruins with 88 tackles and recorded a 41-yard interception return in their Alamo Bowl victory.
“Under Armour is an incredible company with a tremendous focus on innovation, which is exactly where I want to be as I start my professional career,” said Jack. “My commitment to training has driven me to where I am today, and I know Under Armour is the brand that will help me succeed as I take the next step in my athletic journey.”
Ryan Kuehl, VP for sports marketing and sponsorships for Under Armour added, “Myles demonstrated that he is not only one of the most electric defensive players in college football, but is one of the hardest workers, in training and preparation, and we’re proud to have him join the Under Armour team.”