Endstate Signs NFL Wide Receiver DeVonta Smith
July 27th, 2022

Endstate is excited to announce our first ever athlete collaboration: Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver, DeVonta Smith.

The modern athlete is much more than their on-field performance – they’re trendsetters, fashion influencers, entrepreneurs, and philanthropists. DeVonta is a game-changing talent on the field and a trailblazer off of it.

DeVonta has a history of disrupting the status quo. He was the first wide receiver to take home the Heisman Trophy in almost three decades, and now is officially the first ever professional athlete to sign with a web3-native footwear brand.

DeVonta will be teaming up with Endstate’s world renowned designers to create a signature sneaker. The sneaker will first be released in digital format via NFT with the physical pairs to follow. Each NFT will be redeemable for a physical pair of sneakers and will entitle the holder to exclusive digital and in-person experiences centered around DeVonta.

“As a two-time National Champion, Heisman Trophy winner, first-round NFL draft pick, and standout wide receiver for the Eagles, DeVonta’s on-field resume speaks for itself, but we’re equally as impressed with who he is off the field,” said Bennett Collen, CEO and Co-founder of Endstate. “We’re excited to work with DeVonta to design a sneaker that embodies what makes him special - generational talent, hard work, high character, and impeccable style.”

Follow @Endstate and @DeVontaSmith_6 on Twitter and Instagram for a first look at DeVonta’s first ever signature sneaker.


About Endstate

Endstate is ushering the world towards the future of product ownership. Starting with sneakers, Endstate combines NFTs with proprietary technology to definitively link physical products to digital assets.

Endstate was founded by Bennett Collen and Stephanie Howard out of a lifelong passion for sneakers and a deep understanding of the power of blockchain technology, specifically NFTs.  Bennett is the former Founder/CEO of Cognate, which was acquired by GoDaddy in 2018 for its pioneering use of smart contracts/NFTs to represent trademark rights, and Stephanie is a veteran design director known for her work at Nike, New Balance, and Reebok, including one of her most notable designs - the New Balance 850.

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