When Houston Texans Shaun Cody and Connor Barwin decided that custom letterman jackets would be a great way to demonstrate team unity, they had plenty of vendor choices. When they needed 70 jackets done by the Monday Night Football contest against New England just a few short weeks away, the team’s Equipment Director Jay Brunetti knew there was only one choice for the speed and quality they needed.
“When we got the call we knew we could deliver, our team pitched in and made it happen , ” said Joe Dotterweich, president of Bull-Shirts. The Houston-based company has been delivering quality silkscreen and embroidered apparel for more than 30 years. “We’ve been working with major league sports and high-profile entertainers for a long time, but we took particular pride in sending our Texans to New England looking and feeling good, ” Dotterweich said.
Defensive End Antonio Smith, known far and wide as The Ninja Assassin, summed up the jacket experience perfectly:
“The jackets are awesome. They are so clean, when you put ‘em on, it makes you look debonair. Smooth, kind of like. I think it’s one of Connor’s best ideas. Almost ninja-like.”
– Antonio Smith
Defensive End J.J. Watt , a leader in the race for NFL defensive player of the year, loved the jackets and what they stand for.
“I think this is really cool. I think it shows a lot about our team and the chemistry that we have, and the guys in this locker room really care about each other and I think these jackets are a great way to signify that. We’re really proud to have ‘em, and we’re excited to wear ‘em,”
– J.J. Watt
Quarterback Matt Schaub liked the message the jackets put forward.
“I think they’re awesome. I think it’s a really good idea that Connor and Shaun came up with as far as camaraderie amongst the guys and feeling a brotherhood.”
– Matt Schaub
The jackets were created exclusively for the team and are not available for sale. Dotterweich said Bull-Shirts has been overwhelmed with requests but the design is available only to the team.
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