Protein products company Forward Foods, LLC, the maker of the award-winning Detour® bar, strengthens their team with the addition of 3 exciting and proven NFL players—Stevan Ridley of the New England Patriots, Ben Tate of the Houston Texans, and Eric Decker of the Denver Broncos.

In his rookie season last year, Ridley rushed for a total of 441 yards and a touchdown. He is currently 7th in the NFL in total rushing yards and 6th in the league for touchdowns with four.

Tate was drafted in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Houston Texans, and ran for a total of 942 yards and four touchdowns last year.

Decker also had a standout season last year with 44 receptions for 612 yards and nine touchdowns, including returning a 90 yard punt for a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders on Monday Night Football.

“Detour is thrilled to have Stevan, Ben and Eric on our team. We are impressed by their dedication to excellence in their sport and commitment to their own health and fitness,” said Patrick Muldoon, chief executive officer of Forward Foods.

As members of Team Detour, Ridley, Tate and Decker join premier NFL players LaMarr Woodley (Pittsburgh Steelers) and Steve Smith (St. Louis Rams), Olympic gold medal-winning soccer player Megan Rapinoe, Olympic gold medal swimmer Matt Grevers, Olympic silver medalist in the Decathlon, Trey Hardee, the US Pro Tri Team, and an assortment of up and coming athletes in a variety of sports. These latest signings show just how dedicated Detour is towards putting together a team of top quality athletes for their top quality products.

Detour strives to assist all athletes, from professional to recreational, achieve their nutritional and personal best. Detour protein bars and shakes are available in health and fitness retailers, convenience stores, grocery stores, military bases, and online at  Follow Detour Bars on Facebook at