Following a lengthy career in the National Football League as one of its premier linebackers, Bill Romanowski has made the leap into the world of auto racing by joining Swan Racing as a co-owner and sponsor for the 2013 NASCAR season, it was announced on Thursday.
Romanowski played 16 seasons in the NFL with the 49ers, Eagles, Broncos and Raiders and started in 243 consecutive games. A two-time Pro Bowl selection, the now 46-year old appeared in five Super Bowls and was on the winning team in four of them.
"Bill Romanowski understands what it takes to win, which makes him a perfect fit at Swan Racing," said majority owner Brandon Davis. "Bill is the only linebacker to start in five Super Bowls, and he did it playing for four different teams. His leadership skills and approach to successful competition will help Swan Racing become a championship contender."
Romanowski is the founder of Nutrition53, which markets a line of supplemental health drinks and vitamins developed by a team of doctors, scientists and nutritionists to help with weight loss, energy, mental performance and sleep. His company will sponsor the No. 30 Toyota driven by David Stremme for ten Sprint Cup races this year which include Texas (April 13), Charlotte (May 26 and October 12), Pocono (June 9 and August 4), Sonoma (June 23), Daytona (July 6), New Hampshire (July 14 and September 22), and Atlanta (September 1).
Nutrition53 will have an associate sponsor position on the car for the other 26 races.
"I am thrilled to jump into the NASCAR world as a part owner and as a sponsor," said Romanowski. "Brandon has a vision for how to build a championship contender and I'm eager to be part of it. I'm also excited about the integration of Nutrition53 products with NASCAR nation. Nutrition53 products will be used by the Swan Racing team to help them compete at a consistently high level for the full length of the grueling NASCAR schedule.”
The Boston College alum released an autobiography in 2005 titled Romo My Life on the Edge: Living Dreams and Slaying Dragons. The book became a New York Times bestseller in 2005. He has also appeared in movies such as The Longest Yard and The Benchwarmers as well as work in television and radio.