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SOURCE MusclePharm Corporation
DENVER, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MusclePharm Corporation (OTCQB: MSLP), a scientifically driven, performance-lifestyle sports nutrition company, is proud to announce it has signed a multi-year endorsement deal with former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL first-round draft pick Johnny Manziel.
Manziel, who is also known by his nickname "Johnny Football," was drafted by the Cleveland Browns with the 22nd pick in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. In 2012, the Texas A&M Aggies first season in the SEC, Manziel debuted for the team as a redshirt freshman. He broke numerous NCAA Division I FBS as well as SEC records, including becoming the first freshman and only the fifth player in NCAA history to pass for 3000 yards and rush for 1000 yards in a single season. At the end of the regular season, he became the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy, as well as the Manning Award and the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award.
"I'm proud to join a lineup of competitive athletes from around the world who know MusclePharm as the top sports nutrition innovator and industry leader," said Manziel. "Top athletes know that MusclePharm has what they need to perform at their very best."
In addition to Manziel, MusclePharm's stable of endorsers includes Tiger Woods, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and professional football players Eric Decker and Colin Kaepernick. MusclePharm is also the Official Supplement Provider of Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC) and USA Wrestling.
Commenting on the announcement, MusclePharm Founder & CEO, Brad Pyatt, stated, "Manziel is an electrifying athlete and a proven winner with a rare and dynamic athleticism. His work ethic combined with his relentless competitive drive make him an ideal fit for the MusclePharm brand. We are excited for the future."
MusclePharm® is a scientifically driven, performance-lifestyle company that currently develops, manufactures, markets and distributes branded nutritional supplements. The company offers a complete range of powders, capsules, tablets and gels. Its portfolio of recognized brands, including MusclePharm® Hybrid and Core Series, Arnold Schwarzenegger Series™ and FitMiss®, are marketed and sold in more than 110 countries and available in over 35,000 retail outlets globally. These clinically-proven and scientific nutritional supplements are developed through a six-stage research process utilizing the expertise of leading nutritional scientists, doctors and universities. MusclePharm is the innovator of the sports nutrition industry. For more information, visit www.musclepharm.com.
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