This week, hundreds of NFL players take part in the NFL’s “My Cause My Cleats” campaign, where each individual showcases causes that are important to them by wearing custom cleats during Week 14 games.
And three of Kentucky’s rookie standouts will be taking part.
Josh Allen will be representing the Sulzbacher Center for Women & Children, citing his mother as a key reason.
“My mom was a single parent with six kids in the house, working two jobs,” he said. “I know firsthand the challenges single mothers face. The Sulzbacher Village gives women with children temporary support during difficult times. It takes the weight of the world off their shoulders and gives them a chance to love on their kids in a safe space where they can get back on their feet.”
Here are Allen’s custom cleats:
Mike Edwards will be representing the American Cancer Society, breaking down the numerous adversities his family has faced regarding cancer.
“My mom had lung cancer,” Edwards said. “My aunt had cancer and she died about five years ago, and my cousin had a brain tumor, he had brain cancer, and he died about seven years ago at 28 or 29 years old. So it’s a cause that’s affected me very personally.”
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Lastly, Lonnie Johnson will be standing with “TEAM ENOUGH,” a group dedicated to ending gun violence.
“Johnson wanted to bring awareness to the number of deaths caused by gun violence, especially in his hometown of Gary, Indiana,” the Houston Texans said of the former Wildcat. “He decided during his junior year at Kentucky that if he made it in the NFL, he would represent this cause.”
Well done, fellas.