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With the NFL Draft commencing tonight in Chicago, plenty of youthful 20-somethings will instantly become millionaires and see their lifelong dream realized. With a variety of intriguing prospects already inking deals with respective sneaker brands such as Nike and adidas, it seemed fitting that within the latest edition of Nice Kicks Throwback Thursday we keep things NFL related.
So, with that in mind, we decided to take a look at the Top Five NFL athletes with signature line in NFL history. After the video, flip through the pages below to get a look at our list that may ultimately surprise you.
5. Cam Newton
Brand: Under Armour
Draft: 2011 NFL Draft
Selection: Number One Overall
Signature Model: Under Armour C1N
After leading Auburn to a National Championship and garnering the Heisman Trophy, Cam Newton decided to forgo his collegiate eligibility to enter the 2011 NFL Draft. Amid a bevy of questions surrounding controversial matters dating back to his time at the University of Florida, the Carolina Panthers and Under Armour decided to take a chance on Newton as they crowned him their leading man. Since entering the league, Newton has sported a variety of UA models including his signature silhouette the C1N.
Arriving in an abundance of hues, Newton has been seen in eclectic colors as well as a Superman inspired makeup and a Charlotte Hornets PE. Although strict NFL uniform regulations prohibits Newton from sporting them in the game, big things should arrive between UA and Newton, in the near future.