Former Auburn running back Tre Mason won't officially be drafted by an NFL team until next week, but he's all ready to go on the marketing front. Earlier today, it was announced that Mason, along with fellow former Tiger Dee Ford, had signed with Under Armour. But it also appears that Mason himself has started his own marketing firm (presumably to represent his brand) - titled "Mason Nation". It looks like his mother, Tina, is also a part of the group.
For those wondering if George Mason University's trademark on "Mason Nation" could play a role here, the answer is probably not. Assuming Mason doesn't try to sell apparel or start his own university, that is.
Mason, a shifty running back who nearly led the Tigers to a BCS national title this past season, is expected to be taken somewhere in the second round next week.