It is Week 13 in the NFL which means it’s time for the “My Cause My Cleats” game when players can sport cleats to bring awareness and support to a foundation of their choosing.
We have seen some pretty cool designs since the five years this initiative first began.
These “Dream Big” and “Anything is Possible” cleats from Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson last season were pretty slick.
“Out of the total 20.5 percent of players selected social justice causes, 17 percent selected causes related to youth and education while 14 percent of players will support health and wellness-related initiatives.”
One of those players is former Oregon Ducks quarterback, Heisman Trophy Winner and current Las Vegas Raiders backup QB Marcus Mariota.
This year, Mariota’s cleat design - while the colors are what Duck fans like to see - is supporting the Hawaii Food Bank.
The Raiders (6-5) are on the road this Sunday at the New York Jets (0-11) at 10 a.m. (PT) at MetLife Stadium.
"My Cause My Cleats was created out of conversations with NFL players who wanted an opportunity to shed light on causes that mean the most to them," said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. "Season after season I am inspired by the growing number of NFL players that participate in My Cause My Cleats and the causes they represent. Each player has a story to tell and we are grateful for the impact they make in the communities in which they live and work, and society in general."