The Real Deal
By Wade Leonard
Born in Southampton, Pennsylvania – Bill
O’Neill stands at the number two PBA (Pro
Bowlers Association) rank in the nation.
O’Neill was awarded PBA Rookie of the
Year in his first year of bowling (2005-06).
This past season, O’Neill bowled 14 perfect
300 games, and won two titles, including
the Lumber Liquidators U.S. Open. He is
currently the defending U.S. Open
Not only outstanding pro bowler, but
excellent collegiate bowler
First team All American honors all four
years he competed
Named Bowling Writers Association of
America Best Collegiate Bowler of the
Year 2001, 2003, and 2004
Honored MVP by the National Collegiate
Bowling Coaches Association
Where does the name come from?
Although “Striker” is not unique to just Bill
“O’Neill,” he is the first bowler to have a Nike
shoe, so he can claim it first
The slogan, “The Real Deal,” comes from
The shoe will feature ultimate
protection from potential falling bowling
balls, along with a special sole so he
doesn’t slide down the lane
The signature shoe will be colored
reds, blacks, and light blues to match
O’Neill’s signature jersey
Why choose O’Neill?
Bill O’Neill is one of the top PBA Bowlers
Bill O’Neill is currently the defending US
Bill O’Neill was an outstanding collegiate
Bill O’Neill makes numerous television
appearances during the season
He earned around half of $1,000,000 in the
past season – how much could he make
for you (Nike)?