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Utah Football Players Send Message That They ‘Stand Together’

Utah Utes mascot Swoop and the team run onto the field before the start of an college football game against the San Jose State Spartans on September 16, 2017 at Rice Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The University of Utah football team sent a message on social media on Tuesday that they stand together.

The video was posted by Utah football with about 12 players that are currently on the roster.

The message on social media rotated between the players who shared a message to the public.

The video started with offensive lineman Nick Ford walking up to the microphone and said “my life matters.”

Wide receiver Britain Covey added “my brothers’ lives matter.”

“This is not about left versus right,” defensive back Clark Phillips III stated.

As they rotated through to send the message, the players stated the following:

“This is about what is right. We can no longer just play the game. Because we are more than the game we play. We have a platform. We have a voice. And it’s important that we use it. Humanity. Kindness. Respect. Equality. All in or in the way. Enough is enough. We stand together.”

Near the end of the video, head coach Kyle Whittingham said “Utah football stands with our student-athletes.”

The caption at the end of the video said “end racism.”

Players that joined Ford, Covey and Phillips III included wide receiver Solomon Enis, linebacker Devin Lloyd, running back T.J. Green, safety R.J. Hubert, quarterback Jake Bentley, running back Devin Brumfield, offensive lineman Orlando Umana and defensive end Mika Tafua.

Trevor Allen is a Utah Utes Insider for and host of the Crimson Corner podcast. Follow him on Twitter: @TrevorASportsYou can download and listen to the podcast, here.