With the addition of Vilma, JACO has two champions as Brand Ambassadors, as former UFC light heavyweight champion "Suga" Rashad Evans also represents the brand.
Chief Executive Officer of JACO Glenn Robinson today spoke about the addition of Vilma to the JACO roster.
"It goes without saying that we are absolutely thrilled to welcome Jonathan Vilma to the JACO team," said Robinson through a press release.
"I am so excited to have the opportunity to work with such a talented athlete and gain his insight as we continue to craft the new JACO for hybrid training and introduce it to the world in 2012. With Jonathan's broad visibility and his depth of expertise as a high performance athlete, we are well on our way to establishing JACO as a major player in hybrid training."
Vilma's currently in his eighth season in the NFL and fourth with Saints. During his tenure in the league, he has 818 tackles, 9.5 sacks and 11 interceptions.
According to Vilma, the world's fastest growing sport is where he initially noticed the JACO brand.
"I discovered JACO after seeing it on some of the MMA guys, and I tried it, both in training and just in wearing it around in everyday life, and it performs," Vilma said.
"For my NFL workouts, JACO gives me the smooth fit that all athletes want, but it also allows for motion and movement, not restricting working muscles, which is so important in professional sports.
"I like it, it looks sharp, and I can relate to JACO. I think it has great potential if we put in the hard work, and since Glenn Robinson is backing it, I think the sky is the limit with this company."
In Vilma, JACO brings on a key member of the New Orleans Saints Super Bowl XLIV Championship team.
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