NFLshop.com announced today that Steelers safety Troy Polamalu No. 43 jersey was the top-selling NFL players jersey over the last fiscal year that runs from April 1, 2010 to March 31, 2011. In addition, the Steelers came in second in team merchandise sales during that same period of time and were beat out only by the Packers. Quarterback Brett Favre held the top selling jersey spot the year before, but fell to 14th place overall this year.
Polamalu has been extremely visible over the last year as he has been in quite a few Head and Shoulders commercials and very involved in TwitChange, a Twitter-based charity auction site which gives fans a chance to bid on an opportunity to interact with their favorite celebrities. In addition, his flowing black hair was insured for $1 million by Head and Shoulders through Lloyd\’s of London late last August
Polamalu is a model NFL player on and off the field and is a favorite of nearly everyone fan in Steeler Nation. It is not a surprise that his jersey was the number one seller and it is truly deserved. Congratulations to Troy.