Former Northern Illinois University football players Erek Benz and Dan Nicholson took home the top prize at the Stateline FastPitch Competition in Rockford Tuesday night. The duo won $5,000 to apply to their product line - Position Tech. The former Huskies invented a cleat that can be added to shoes and customized for athletes.
ROCKFORD -- Two Northern Illinois University graduates and former football players took home the top prize tonight for their customizable athletic cleat system at the Stateline FastPitch Competition.
Erek Benz and Dan Nicholson won $5,000 they can apply toward their product line, Position Tech -- cleats that can be added to shoes and customized for athletes like football and lacrosse players. The cleats aim to improve agility, balance, power and speed for players who have different needs in their various positions like quarterback, tight end, offensive and defensive linemen, etc. READ MORE