Los Angeles Chargers' Derwin James Jr. To Partner With Oakley


FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif.—Oakley has announced that Derwin James Jr., free safety for the Los Angeles Chargers, has partnered with the brand. He will be the third football player to join Team Oakley, accompanying Kansas City Chiefs’ quarterback Patrick Mahomes and Pittsburgh Steelers’ wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, as VMAIL previously reported. 23-year-old James was drafted to the Los Angeles Chargers in the first round of the 2018 NFL draft, after playing three seasons as a Florida State Seminole. During his rookie year, James was invited to his first Pro Bowl, and was named first-team All-Pro. 

On the field, James will wear Oakley’s Football Shield with Prizm Clear, Oakley’s revolutionary lens technology that improves performance and enhances detail with ultra-precise color tuning. Off the field, James will also wear Oakley lifestyle eyewear, including Sutro, EVZero Blades, Coldfuse and more.

James said, “I play a position that requires me to see the entire field and make split second decisions. With Prizm Clear, I have an advantage by being able to pick up on details and signals so I can commit to every play with confidence.” 

Gwen van Lingen, Oakley’s vice president of sports marketing said, "With his vision and the pure athleticism he displays on the field, Derwin is a player that does not go unnoticed–he is absolutely electric. We can’t wait to support him along his journey to greatness, on and off the field.”