Even though 2020 has been a crazy year, Sanita Deck didn’t let anything get in her way. Earlier this year she became the first woman to sign a multimillion-dollar contract to play professional tackle football. The 28 Y.O is making HERstory once again as the first female athlete to own a sneaker company! Her shoe company’s name is called Tronus, which means throne, a wordplay off of her slogan calling herself the “queen of abs,” which she is!
Born in Greenville, S.C., but raised in Houston, Texas, football is something of a birthright for Deck. With an older sister and three brothers, Deck’s formative years were spent doing exactly what the boys were doing.
“I was out there playing street football, street basketball, hopping fences,” Deck said of her childhood. “I grew up with boys. I was always out playing in dirt. You know, whatever they were doing.” Via Sports Illustrated
During an interview with Sheen Magazine, Sanita answered a few questions about her amazing accomplishments!
What does it mean to you to be the first woman athlete to own your sneaker company?
It means a lot! I’m definitely grateful and thankful for this opportunity that God has given me to leave a legacy!
Tell us about your shoe company. What do you hope customers feel when supporting and wearing your shoes?
TRONUS means “Throne,” which represents royalty. My personal brand is “Queen of Abs,” so it went hand and hand. When you wear these shoes you will literally feel like you are walking on air! They are super light and comfortable!
As an athlete and businesswoman, how do you juggle the two and what advice do you have for people that are looking to expand their brand?
I have an amazing team! I couldn’t do what I do without them! They make this all possible! I would recommend anyone who wants to expand their brand to get a team ! Your team is your backbone!
You are very accomplished as an athlete and a businesswoman. Why is versatility/investments so important to you? Do you have any advice for readers that are hoping to venture out into business/investments?
I believe that the only way to build generational wealth is to have more than one stream of income! And make sure you own something! Ownership is key!