VF Corp. (NYSE: news) on Monday said it has signed a 5-year contract with the National Football league to become the league's exclusive supplier of some licensed apparel products.

Under the deal, the company's VF Imagewear division will become the sole supplier of NFL men's and boy's T-shirts, fleece, and sweaters, among other products.

The contract, which begins in April 2002, should double the company's sales volume of NFL licensed products, Mackey McDonald, chief executive of VF Corp., said in a statement.