HOUSTON – (Staff report from Official Press Release) – As players, coaches and fans head to Houston in preparation for Super Bowl LI, one special piece of hardware has already arrived via FedEx delivery services. As the Official Delivery Service Sponsor of the NFL and the Super Bowl, FedEx provided safe and on-time delivery of the Vince Lombardi Trophy to the NFL Experience, marking one milestone in the festivities surrounding the championship of the NFL.
“FedEx is proud to have delivered the iconic Vince Lombardi Trophy to the Super Bowl for the last 17 years,” said Patrick Fitzgerald, senior vice president, Integrated Marketing and Communications. “There are more than 400,000 FedEx team members working to connect people and businesses around the world, and we’re excited to continue this 17-year tradition of delivering the Lombardi Trophy to football fans before the big game.”
The historic trophy, which was handcrafted by artisans at Tiffany & Co., is made of sterling silver and depicts a regulation-size football in kicking position on a pyramid-like base that features the words ‘Vince Lombardi Trophy’ and ‘Super Bowl LI’ along with the NFL shield.
Clyde Bishop, a Houston-area resident and FedEx Express courier for 16 years, made the final delivery to the NFL Experience with the help of two-time Super Bowl winning nose tackle, Vince Wilfork.