The Jordan Brand just made another University of North Carolina connection, as they signed former Tarheel and current New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks.
As part of his new deal, which was announced on Wednesday, Nicks will be rocking Jordans exclusively on the field. He debuted the Jordan Super.Fly football cleats in an exclusive Giants colorway for the defending Super Bowl champion's season opening loss to the Cowboys on Wednesday night.
Here is the Press release sent out by the Jordan Brand:
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.
Nicks finished the game with four catches for 38 yards as the G-Men fell to Dallas 24-17. The cleats did look good though. Check out some more photos of Nicks' kicks below.