Rehband Global is proud to announce the latest addition to their team of Athlete Ambassadors, Margus Hunt of the Cincinnati Bengals Football Team.
“We are thrilled to be working with such an incredible athlete and hope that Margus’ story inspires people of all levels to strive for greater strength and athleticism so they can excel in their chosen sports”, says Peter Lenerius, CEO of Rehband.
“Margus’ story is one that parallels our own. Rehband also comes from a strong foundation in power sports, is manufactured in Estonia, and has now made the leap onto the big stage of American Professional Sports”, he continues.
Margus Hunt is an Estonian-born professional football player in the National Football League. As a teen, Margus excelled in track and field events, including shotput and discus, winning gold in both at the World Junior Championships in 2006. A year later, Margus made the decision to leave his native Estonia and relocate to Dallas, Texas, to train at SMU. Under the guidance of renowned throwing coach Dave Wollman, Margus hoped to continue his track career and to complete his degree in Sports Management.
In what had seemed to be an unfortunate event at the time, the Men’s track program was dropped before Margus started training. Coach Wollman realized that Margus had incredible athletic potential and felt it would be a shame for SMU to lose such talent. He had a theory that Margus’ tremendous array of athletic skills could potentially translate onto the football field, and so he asked Margus to try out for the SMU Mustangs. This was the first time that Margus would event step onto a football field, though it wouldn’t be the last. He quickly distinguished himself as a rising star, receiving a full academic scholarship, and earning a nod as MVP at the Hawaii Bowl in 2012. The following year, Margus was drafted in the second round by the Bengals.
“Rehband is manufactured in Estonia and is starting to get into the athletic community more now so it’s a great opportunity to be a part of it”, says Margus Hunt.
Margus joins Rehband in its mission to develop the best product on the market through athlete insights as a result of close collaborations and continuous research and development. Rehband has an unrivalled heritage and is committed to maintaining its reputation for design excellence and innovation. In line with Rehband’s strategic business plan this collaboration reinforces the brand’s commitment to inspire and enable athletes of all levels.