In a rare move that actually allows players to be personable, creative, and have a bit of fun, the NFL is relaxing their uniform policy a bit this week to allow for custom cleats for players.
The NFL, which has been known to be a stickler at times for uniform policy, is allowing players to wear custom cleats in week 13 that support charitable efforts that matter to them as part of the My Cause, My Cleats campaign. The idea is to allow players to select a charity that means something special to them and wear custom cleats to raise awareness for that charity, and then after the games are over the cleats will be auctioned off, with 100% of the proceeds going to the organizations the cleats were in support of.
It’s a cool idea, and a number of Colts players are going to take part in it. The team released a gallery on their website showcasing 27 different pairs of cleats, so head here to check out what they look like. Below is a list of the players and charities that will be supported by Colts players through the My Cause, My Cleats effort, which includes 27 Colts players. There may be more who do so, but these are the ones the Colts included in their online gallery.
Mike Adams, S - Team Adams Foundation
Dwayne Allen, TE - Deep Vein Thrombosis
Akeem Ayers, OLB - Boys and Girls Club
Austin Blythe, C - Ed Thomas Family Fund
Anthony Castonzo, LT - Kids’ Voice of Indiana
Le’Raven Clark, T - Habitat for Humanity
Phillip Dorsett, WR - Boys and Girls Club
Jack Doyle, TE - Say Love Foundation #BrodyStrong
Lavar Edwards, OLB - Hands of Hope
Denzelle Good, RG - Boys and Girls Club of South Carolina
T.J. Green, S - March of Dimes
Joe Haeg, OL - Wounded Warriors Project
Jonotthan Harrison, OL - Institute for Quality Education
T.Y. Hilton, WR - Center for Fathers and Families
Edwin Jackson, ILB - Hope for Justice
Art Jones, DL - American Diabetes Association
Curt Maggitt, OLB - Special Olympics - Tennessee
T.Y. McGill, DL - Villalobos Rescue Center
Donte Moncrief, WR - GameChanger Foundation
David Parry, NT - San Francisco Fire Department Toy Program
Joe Reitz, RT - All Pro Dad
Chester Rogers, WR - Special Olympics
Devin Street, WR - Brandon Marshall Foundation
Erik Swoope, TE - EdChoice
Jordan Todman, RB - Boys and Girls Club
Adam Vinatieri, K - SCI Foundation
Erik Walden, OLB - National Stroke Foundation
This is a cool endeavor by the NFL and its players, so be looking for these cleats this weekend - including on Monday night when the Colts take on the Jets, as a number of Colts players will be wearing custom cleats.