UAB football signs 7-year, $7.5 million deal with Under Armour

The UAB football team will be returning after a two-year hiatus with the start of the 2017 college football season. When they take to the field, they will certainly look the part of a team that could compete in the Conference USA almost immediately.

Drew Champlin of AL.com reported that UAB actually signed a seven-year, $7.525 million deal with Under Armour, which went into effect in June. It is a huge deal for the team and they certainly seem excited to show off their new digs once they take to the field next fall.

Under Armour has a very edgy brand that seems to resonate with young people,” athletic director Mark Ingram said. “Kids seem to get younger all the time. It’s become a very popular brand and they’ve done a great job in the United States and internationally promoting their brand.

The team will have an allowance of $1,075,000 million every year and will also receive a $50,000 rights fee from Under Armour every year. There is the possibility of the school signing a three-year extension in 2022 as well.

The Blazers got the first look at the gear and were able to start wearing it in July. Some of the players seem pretty excited for it.

“The shirts definitely feel good,” cornerback Darious Williams said. “The cleats are amazing. They’re super light. The socks look cool. Under Armour was a pretty good deal.”

The UAB Blazers will finally take back to the field for the first time since November of 2014 when they host Alabama A&M on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017.

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Caleb BaileyCAMPUSSPORTS Writer
Caleb is a young veteran of the sports journalism world that has a passion for college football, mostly the SEC, but namely the LSU Tigers. He also has an affinity for the Georgia Southern Eagles, because who doesn't love Erk Russell and national championships, right? He has experience working in print and online media as well as broadcasting, working with his high school alma mater football team and the Savannah Bananas.
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