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Schutt Partners with Giants Star Justin Tuck

Jun 13, 2013

Schutt Sports is proud to announce a partnership with two-time Super Bowl champion Justin Tuck of the New York Giants that will donate proceeds from sales of his custom facemask designs to Tuck’s R.U.S.H for Literacy.


Tuck and the Giants’ equipment director, Joe Skiba, have worked with Schutt Sports the past two seasons designing custom facemasks for the defensive lineman. Nicknamed “Big Grill” and “Big Grill 2,” these facemasks have sparked a national movement for custom and specialty faceguards.


“Custom faceguards are a great way to protect yourself from injuries but they’re also a great way to make a statement on the field and Schutt Sports is the best in the business at designing specialty faceguards,” said Tuck. “There’s only one original Big Grill – the masks I worked on with Schutt Sports. Others have copied it but only Schutt has stepped up to support me and R.U.S.H. for Literacy.”


Schutt Sports will be donating 10% of proceeds from the sale of the Tuck faceguards to his, which he and his wife, Lauran, founded in 2008 to encourage kids to Read, Understand, Succeed and Hope.


“These facemasks have made Justin even more of a celebrity than he already is as a two-time Super Bowl champ,” said Glenn Beckmann, Director of Marketing Communications for Schutt. “Every place we go, every kid we talk to – they all want the “Tuck Facemask.”  He has worn our helmet for a long time and it’s the right thing for us to do in supporting R.U.S.H. for Literacy.”


About Schutt Sports 

Founded in 1918, Schutt Sports is the world’s leading maker of football helmets and faceguards. Nearly 35% of the players in the NFL choose to wear Schutt helmets, which are all made in the USA. Schutt is industry’s leading custom design house, creating custom football helmets, faceguards and shoulder pads for players and teams across the country. It’s What’s on the Inside that Counts.



About R.U.S.H. for Literacy

Founded in 2008 by New York Giants super star, Justin Tuck and his wife, Lauran,  R.U.S.H. for Literacy encourages kids to Read, Understand, Succeed and Hope. R.U.S.H. for Literacy has been committed to raising funds to donate books and other reading materials to support children in the New York City, and Central Alabama communities. By supporting communities that have supported them, the Tucks hope to encourage children to embrace literacy. Please visit for more information.



For more information:


Glenn Beckmann, Schutt Sports

217-324-2712, ext. 2141

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