Ryan Tannehill hasn’t been drafted yet but he’s already found a home. The former Aggies QB has inked a deal with adidas, following in the high-profile steps of another prized field general, Robert Griffin III. Full adidas press release below.
PORTLAND, Ore. – April 19, 2012 – adidas today announced a partnership with top NFL Draft prospect quarterback Ryan Tannehill of Texas A&M University.
“I’m excited to join the adidas family,” said Tannehill. “I wore the three stripes in college and adidas is the perfect fit for me as I head to the next level.”
Beginning his Texas A&M career as a record-breaking wide receiver, Tannehill became the Aggies’ starting quarterback his junior season and threw for 5,450 yards and 42 touchdowns in two seasons behind center. After his prolific senior season, Tannehill was named a finalist for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award.
Off the field, Tannehill was a three-time member of the All-Big 12 Academic Team, graduated cum laude with a degree in Biology and earned the National Football Foundation’s Scholar-Athlete award.
“Ryan showed great versatility and athleticism in college,” said Mark Daniels, director of football for adidas America. “His speed, size, strength and leadership make him the perfect fit for our brand.”
At his Texas A&M Pro Day, Tannehill wore the 6.9 ounce adizero 5-Star, the lightest cleat in football. Earlier this month, adidas launched the adizero 5-Star Mid, which at 7.9 ounces is the lightest mid cleat in the game.