May 11, 2011 08:45 ET

NFL Star Punter Steve Weatherford Joins 2XU Compression

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA--(Marketwire - May 11, 2011) - Leading high performance compression apparel brand 2XU continues to expand its impressive portfolio of elite athletes with NFL football player Steve Weatherford joining its team of brand Ambassadors. The acclaimed Punter will train, play and recover in 2XU's high performance Compression apparel to enjoy an array of physiological benefits, from improved circulation and heightened agility to reduced muscle fatigue and damage.

With a focus on optimizing athletic performance in the elite category where physical demands and stakes are high, 2XU Compression is driven by a goal of equipping athletes like Weatherford to be more prepared, competition-ready and capable than their competition.

"Utilizing 2XU Compression has taken my game to a new level," says Weatherford. "Preparation, performance, recovery; there's not a portion of my game that 2XU Compression doesn't improve -- it's become a necessity for me."

Now in his sixth NFL season, Weatherford signed with the New York Jets in September 2009 and was appointed the team's Punter for seasons 2009 and 2010.

Throughout 2010, Weatherford clocked 42 punts inside the 20-yard line becoming first in NFL rankings for the season.

"A significant part of my record setting season can be attributed to 2XU Compression," said Weatherford. "Wearing my tights immediately after a game or tough training session leaves me feeling fresher and ready to perform at peak levels for the next game."

Aidan Clarke, 2XU Sales and Marketing Director is delighted with the brand's latest recruit.

"As a company driven by an endless pursuit for excellence in performance apparel, our partnership with an NFL athlete of Steve's caliber makes perfect sense."

Throughout the Ambassadorship, Steve will work with the 2XU Compression team on its research and product development in the pursuit of extending garment benefits even further.

At present, 2XU is the exclusive Official Compression Partner of the prestigious Australian Institute of Sport, located in Canberra, Australia, and numerous other elite sporting bodies and teams around the world.

With a relentless commitment to engineering world-class garments which deliver tangible benefits to the wearer, 2XU sets the benchmark in high performance compression. Ongoing testing, research and consultation with professional sporting bodies and athletes is integral to the brand's winning formula.

For more information on 2XU Compression including updates on its growing list of Official Partners, visit

2XU ("Two Times You") was launched in January 2005, and is driven by a relentless company mission to advance human performance through the development of world-leading athletic garments. In its first year, 2XU graced the skin of multiple World Champion athletes and has since formed powerful alliances and key partnerships with World Champions across the globe in numerous sports including Triathlon, Cycling, Swimming, Netball, AFL, Soccer, NRL, NFL and Running. 2XU is also the exclusive Official Compression Supplier to the Australian Institute of Sport.

Founded and based in Melbourne, Australia, 2XU is fast becoming the most technical sports brand in the world. Designed and tested in consultation with industry experts, all garments employ intelligent physiological design, cutting edge performance fabrics and construction. The premium Australian brand is now stocked in multiple countries around the world.