Fountain Valley, Calif. (July 27, 2017) – Cutters, the football industry’s most innovative glove brand, known for its C-TACK™ proprietary grip technology, today announces a collaboration with New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman and his personal brand, JE11. The collaboration includes an exclusive product line based on the NFL star’s experience with Cutters, featuring two new glove models.
The JE11 by Cutters Signature Series Glove is now available on CuttersSports.com and JE11.com, just in time for Edelman’s 2017 season kickoff at Patriots training camp. To complement the Signature Series, a fleece fan glove – the JE11 by Cutters Fan Series – will be available in September.
"I’ve been geared up in Cutters since high school, all through my college days and NFL career," said Julian Edelman. "Nothing gives me more confidence or a bigger advantage than Cutters. Well, that and a ton of hard work. I’m excited to share my passion for Cutters with fans and fellow athletes – the gloves look great, feel amazing and the C-TACK technology delivers crazy grip in all conditions."
Though Julian Edelman has been wearing Cutters gloves since his high school football days, they didn’t make headlines until Super Bowl LI, when they helped him lead the New England Patriots to an unlikely comeback win against the Atlanta Falcons, with one extraordinary play. Trailing 28-20 with less than three minutes remaining, the New England Patriots had the ball. Tom Brady’s pass was tipped in the air by Falcons safety Keanu Neal. Edelman raced toward it, beating a trio of Falcons and grabbing it just as it hit off the foot of Falcons cornerback Robert Alford. His epic catch set up a 23-yard gain that scored the Patriots a game-tying touchdown and paved the way for their overtime win. To call it one of the greatest catches in history would be no exaggeration; it figures to come up as one of the most memorable football plays ever for years to come.
“We’re honored and thrilled to welcome Julian Edelman to Team Cutters,” said Tony Armand, CEO of United Sports Brands, parent company of Cutters. "As a long-time Cutters believer, Edelman makes for a perfect partner. Julian’s feedback on the development of a special Signature Series based on his years of personal experience was invaluable, and we're excited to bring his signature style to today's football players looking to make their own miracles this season."
Cutters, the leader in revolutionary C-TACK™ grip technology, continues to innovate and exceed expectations of the game’s top athletes. Simply put, C-TACK™, Cutters’ proprietary performance grip material, provides the strongest, most consistent, most durable grip. Cutters Gloves are the gloves of choice by many pro and college athletes and are available to all athletes in thousands of retail locations. Cutters is the official glove of national youth football organizations, USA Football and POP Warner. Cutters is a member brand of United Sports Brands located in Fountain Valley, California.
Contact for Cutters
Eli Miller, (657) 383-4420, Emiller@unitedspb.com
About Julian Edelman
Julian Edelman is an American football wide receiver for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Kent State and the College of San Mateo as a quarterback, and was drafted by the Patriots in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL Draft. With more than 1.4 million Instagram followers, @edelman11 is one of the most engaged and popular professional athletes on social media today. The athlete’s personal brand store, JE11.com, sells exclusive, authentic JE11 merchandise that evoke Julian’s original and engaging personality, many carrying his trademark motto, “GOT 11 BELIEVE.” For more information, visit www.JE11.com.
Contact for Julian Edelman:
Steve Dubin, (213) 892-7420, SLDubin@yeedubin.com