Behind the curtain: Making NFL footballs in Ohio

The Wilson plant in Ada, Ohio will supply footballs for Super Bowl 50.

Dan Riegle, Plant manager at the Wilson football factory

ADA, Ohio (WKBN) – Every punt, point and play in the NFL since 1941 have had one thing in common: a Wilson-branded football. Each ball has been built right here in the Buckeye State, in a small town in northwest Ohio called Ada.

WKBN’s Chase Evans sat down with Dan Riegle, the Wilson plant manager, to discuss how footballs are made, how many are produced at a time, and of course, what he thinks about “Deflategate.”   Watch the videos below to learn more.

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