DETROIT, April 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Rivals Professional Football League (RPFL), an adult professional developmental football league to the National Football League (NFL), Canadian Football League (CFL) and Arena Football League (AFL), today announced its exclusive partnership with innovative Detroit-based helmet manufacturer Xenith which will provide helmets for all RPFL players.
"We are thrilled to partner with Xenith since the company offers such a technically advanced helmet technology," said Quentin Hines, Founder and CEO of RPFL. "Player safety is our number one priority."
The partnership provides RPFL athletes with Xenith football helmets featuring Xenith's patented Adaptive Head Protection, a system of technologies uniquely-designed to mitigate rotational forces using a shock suspension system. The technology has high performance ratings and is trusted by thousands of amateur and professional players at various ages up to and including the NFL.
"As a Detroit-based company, we're passionate about supporting other Detroit organizations and the Rivals Professional Football League presents a great opportunity to partner with a homegrown professional development league that's making big moves on a national stage," said Ryan Sullivan, President of Xenith. "We look forward to providing industry-leading helmet technology to the elite athletes of the RPFL for years to come."
Founded in 2014 by former New England Patriots running back Quentin Hines of Detroit, Michigan, Rivals Professional Football League provides adult football players an opportunity to gain more experience while attaining great quality game film that can be used to market themselves to the NFL, CFL and AFL.
Each team in the RPFL will compete for eight weeks during the 2017 season. The Miami Blaze, Atlantic Sharks, Florida Red Wolves and South Beach Silverbacks will compete in South Florida at Ted Hendricks Stadium in Hialeah, Florida during their March 25 through April 29 season with the Southern Conference Championship game taking place on May 6. The Detroit Cougars, Oakland County Racers, Michigan Bearcats and Pontiac Generals will compete in Detroit at Wisner Stadium in Pontiac, Michigan from June until August 2017. The top two teams from each state will then move on to compete in a televised league championship game after the regular season.
About Rivals Professional Football League
Rivals Professional Football League (RPFL) provides adult football players an opportunity to gain more experience while attaining great quality game film that can be used to market themselves to the NFL, CFL and AFL. RPFL's goal is to be the number one developmental football league to the NFL, CFL and AFL.
Developed in Detroit, Xenith is driven by a relentless pursuit to protect athletes everywhere through groundbreaking innovations and product superiority. Xenith is the industry leader in football helmet technology and the company's mission is to develop and distribute the best equipment in the world. Founded in 2006 by a former Harvard University quarterback and Columbia University physician, all Xenith helmets feature Adaptive Head Protection, a system of patented technologies designed to mitigate rotational and linear forces featuring the Shock Bonnet® Suspension System, Fit Seeker System and Shock Absorbers.