Wide receivers always look for a little edge and keeping gloves tacky does wonders to help hang onto the ball. There are lots of ways to keep gloves tacky and all are simple to apply. Many methods, including Stick-Um or pine tar, are not legal in the NFL. Following are ways to make your gloves tacky without breaking the rules.
Spit on the gloves or pour water on them, then wipe them hard on a towel or shirt.
Put your gloves in the dryer on extreme heat immediately before use.
Put warm, dissolved melted sugar water on your gloves, let them sit for a few seconds and then wipe them off.