FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- Come Sunday when the Broncos and the Carolina Panthers take the field for the biggest game of the year, both teams will be sporting a little piece of Colorado.
The official NFL Super Bowl 50 patches were made by a company called Fiberlok, founded by Brown Abrams in Fort Collins.
They aren’t just any old patches; they are high performance textured graphics, made out of patented materials with a technology that has yet to be duplicated.
Abrams said creating the logo worn by the Super Bowl teams is an honor, but this year, having the Broncos in the big game and wearing his creation makes it even more special.
“So it’s very satisfying to see it on television, in the Super Bowl. I mean if you can imagine designing something and all of a sudden seeing more people watch it than any other event on television, that’s a rush,” Abrams said.
Only about 1,000 of the patches are made, and they are only given to the players, coaches and personnel on the Super Bowl sidelines.
What are sold in stores will look similar but won’t come close to matching the detail or quality Abrams was able to create.