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XTECH Equipment Kicks Off 2018 Football Season Amidst Record Sales Growth And Engagement

xtechXTECH, the fastest-growing maker of lightweight and durable protective pads will begin its sixth season amidst record growth sales and adoption by coaches, equipment staff and most importantly players, marking a year to year increase of almost four times where the company was just a year ago.

“Our journey in the use of our proprietary technology to keep athletes safe has been quite unique, especially in the last year as the company has seen rapid growth, expansion and national media recognition,” said cofounder Bob Broderick.  “The inbound requests we get from athletes and coaches wanting to know more has really been astounding, and myself and my partner Ted Monica are certainly grateful and look forward to continuing to grow and expand our business on all levels.”

As of this week, all 32 NFL teams will have players wearing XTECH’s protective padding, with an average of  70% of each roster and five teams with 95% of the players or more wearing XTECH. In addition seven of the nine CFL teams are now almost fully adopted into wearing XTECH, as well as over 400 NCAA schools and over  500 high schools, NONE OF WHICH ARE PAID ENDORSERS OF THE PRODUCT.

NEW NFL QB’s making the switch to XTECH in 2018 include: Andrew Luck of the Colts, Matt Ryan of the Falcons and Jameis Winston of the Buccaneers  as well as Baker Mayfield of the Browns, Josh Allen of the Bills, Sam Darnold of the Jets , and Josh Rosen of the Cardinals all of whom wore XTECH last year in college.

They join some of the elite in the NFL already supporting the brand, a list that includes: Von Miller-Denver, Eli Manning-NY Giants, LeVeon Bell-PIT, Odell Beckham Jr-NY Giants, Khalil Mack-OAK, Brandon Linder-JAX, Mohamed Sanu-ATL, Reuben Foster-SF, Whitney Mercilus-HOU, Kiko Alonzo-MIA, Minkah Fitzpatrick-MIA, Landon Collins-NYG, Jamal Adams-NYJ, Calvin Ridley-ATL, Ryan Kerrigan-Redskins, Damon Harrison – NYG, Ryan Anderson – Redskins, Josh Norman – Redskins, Justin Pugh-AZ, David Johnson-AZ, Everson Griffen-Vikings, Latavius Murray-Vikings, Devin McCourtey-Pats, James White-Pats, and many others.

The elite NCAA programs now fully adopted with XTECH pads include: Michigan, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Baylor, University of Mississippi, USC, Washington St, Utah, Wisconsin, Penn St. Oregon, UCLA, Cal, Duke, Navy, Army, Boston College,Stanford, Syracuse, Rutgers, and Arizona St.

The over 500 High Schools Nationwide with XTECH include: Mater Dei – CA, IMG Academy- FL, St. Thomas Aquinas – FL, Moeller – OH, DeLaSalle – CA, Southlake Carroll – TX, DeMatha – MD, Don Bosco – NJ, Bergen Catholic – NJ, McEachern – GA and Colquitt County – GA amongst many others.

This year the company has also expanded to include non-bulky and non-restrictive Thigh and Knee inserts, helping schools adapt to the  NCAA rules being enforced that players must wear knee pads and the pants must cover the knee.

XTECH’s designers and partners—industry leaders in the field of plastics and foam safety gear—use their cutting edge, patented technology to design pads which enhance performance while optimizing safety. That is how XTECH Pads, through an exclusive partnership with XRD Foam, can provide unmatched protection while being lightweight, breathable, flexible

About Jerry Milani

Jerry Milani is a writer and public relations executive living in Bloomfield, N.J. He has worked in P.R. for more than 30 years in college and conference sports media relations, two agencies and for the International Fight League, a team-based mixed martial arts league, and as a freelance professional. His PR clients have included Wizard World and FAN EXPO, which produce pop culture and celebrity conventions across North America, USA Wrestling, the National Lacrosse League, Strat-O-Matic Media, the Pacific Life Open and Pilot Pen Tennis tournaments and dozens of others. Milani is also the director of athletic communications for Caldwell University. He is a proud graduate of North Rockland High School and Fordham University and when not attending a Yankees, Rams or Cougars game can be reached at Jerry (at) JerryMilani (dot) com.

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