Manufactured in the USA it offers you professional craftsmanship with a high-quality Wilson leather construction for top performance at the highest level. Wilson has been the Official Ball of the NFL since 1941. Patented 3-ply VPU bladder made in the USA to provide the best durability and air retention. Doubled-lacing reinforces and raises the laces for enhanced grip when passing with 3 layers of lining hand stitched to the football panels to allow the ball to maintain its shape. "The Duke" NFL football was named in honor of the game's pioneering legend and NY Giants owner, Wellington Mara. Back when Mara was a young boy taking in the game from the sidelines, the Giants players dubbed him "The Duke" and years later, the NFL game ball took on this nickname too. Bring home "The Duke" today, which is as close as a fan can get to the authentic, on-field icon that's been passed, caught and carried by the game's greatest since the NFL started in 1941. Ball features NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell signature. Each football is inspected/brushed before shipment and arrives in the original Wilson Packaging. This is an officially licensed NFL product.