New York Giants‘ wide receiver Hakeem Nicks was an integral part in the team’s push to Super Bowl XLVL last year. Thanks in part to his second straight seasons of 1,000+ yards in receptions, particularly during the wild card game against Atlanta Falcons and the formidable Green Bay Packers in the play offs. But its also Nicks’ career at University of North Carolina, Michael Jordan’s alma mater, where he’s the all-time leader in receptions, that made him the obvious addition to Team Jordan. To welcome its newest brand ambassador, Jordan Brand created a special pair of Jordan Super.Fly Cleats PE in metallic silver, red, and blue. Featuring Nicks’ initials and jersey number “88″ on the tongue tag, Nicks will be wearing these tonight as the New York Giants take on the Dallas Cowboys in the season opener. Game to kick off at 8:30 pm EST.
Today, Jordan Brand, a division of NIKE, Inc., announced the signing of Hakeem Nicks, Super Bowl champion and University of North Carolina’s all-time leader in receptions. One of the most dominant receivers in the game, Nicks joins fellow Jordan Brand football athletes Andre Johnson, LaMarr Woodley, Dwight Freeney, Charles Woodson, Josh Freeman and Michael Crabtree.
A first round selection of the Giants in 2009, Nicks holds numerous UNC football records that include most career receptions (181), most career TD receptions (21) and most single-season TD receptions (12). Entering his fourth season as a member of the New York Giants, Nicks boasts two seasons with over 70 receptions and 1,000 receiving yards as well winning Super Bowl XLVI.
“As a kid growing up in North Carolina, I always admired and appreciated Michael Jordan’s skillset and work ethic,” said Hakeem Nicks. I’m thrilled to be a part of the Jordan family.”
Taking the field tonight against the Dallas Cowboys, Hakeem Nicks is expected to wear the Jordan Super.Fly cleat in gray/blue/red.