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Local Players Support NFL’s ‘My Cause My Cleats Campaign’

Dec 11, 2020, 1:00 PM | Updated: 1:07 pm
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A detail of Eric Rowe #21 of the Miami Dolphins cleats for NFL's My Cause, My Cleats campaign prior to the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Hard Rock Stadium on December 22, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
(Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Multiple players with ties to the state of Utah decided to participate in the NFL’s My Cause My Cleats campaign for the 2020 season.

#MyCauseMyCleats

“NFL players reveal their passions beyond the game and wear their hearts on their feet through My Cause My Cleats. Players have the opportunity to pick a cause that is important to them and represent their chosen organization on custom designed cleats,” NFL.com states. “All players have the option to donate their cleats to NFL Auction where you can make their custom cleats yours. All proceeds from sales go to the respective causes selected by players.”

Here are the local players in the NFL participating in the campaign and what cause they are supporting:

Former Utah Utes

Kylie Fitts – Linebacker – Arizona Cardinals

The former Utah linebacker chose to support Love146 with his cleats.

“This week I will be supporting @love146 and their mission to end child trafficking and exploitation,” Fitts posted on social media. “Child trafficking is one of the darkest things that is going on in our world right now. Through spreading awareness and other effective solutions Love146 and I believe we can end this horrible crime and create sustainable change and love for these children.”

 

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Next Game: @ New York Giants (5-7) on Sunday, December 13 at 11 a.m. MST on FOX

Garett Bolles – Offensive Tackle – Denver Broncos

The former Utah offensive lineman chose to support the National Center for Learning Disabilities and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation with his cleats.

Next Game: @ Carolina Panthers (4-8) on Sunday, December 13 at 11 a.m. MST on CBS

Tim Patrick – Wide Receiver – Denver Broncos

The former Utes receiver chose to support the Sarcoma Foundation of America with his cleats.

Next Game: @ Carolina Panthers (4-8) on Sunday, December 13 at 11 a.m. MST on CBS

Julian Blackmon – Safety – Indianapolis Colts

The former Utah defensive back chose to support ShelterKids with his cleats.

Next Game: @ Las Vegas Raiders (7-5) on Sunday, December 13 at 2:05 p.m. MST on CBS

Terrell Burgess – Safety – Los Angeles Rams

The former Utes defensive back chose to support the Cerebral Palsy Foundation with his cleats.

Burgess is out for the season after suffering a broken ankle on Monday Night Football during Week 7 of the season.

Next Game: vs. New England Patriots (6-6) on Thursday, December 10 at 6:20 p.m. MST on FOX/NFL Network

Matt Gay – Kicker – Los Angeles Rams

The former Utes place kicker chose to support Operation Underground Railroad & Our Rescue with his cleats.

Sadly my cleats from my cause my cleats didn’t make it on time because of switching to a new team!” Gay posted on social media. “But my cause my cleats this year was something that me and my wife @milliemgayyy feel extremely passionate about! We were able to represent @ourrescue to help end human trafficking and especially the sex trafficking of children! They do an extreme amount of good and don’t get the attention they deserve for the amazing things they are doing! @timballard89 is an incredible man and has dedicated his life to this! Let’s spread the word about this amazing organization and help end human trafficking together! #HandsOffOurChildren#SaveOurChildren#EndHumanTrafficking”

 

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Next Game: vs. New England Patriots (6-6) on Thursday, December 10 at 6:20 p.m. MST on FOX/NFL Network

Eric Rowe – Safety – Miami Dolphins

The former Utes defensive back chose to support International Justice Mission with his cleats.

“Please help support @ijm and there fight against human trafficking and slavery. Everyone deserves freedom,” Rowe shared on Instagram.

 

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Next Game: vs. Kansas City Chiefs (11-1) on Sunday, December 13 at 11 a.m. MST on CBS

Mitch Wishnowsky – Punter – San Francisco 49ers

The former Utah punter chose to support the World Wildlife Fund with his cleats.

 

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Next Game: vs. Washington Football Team (4-7) on Sunday, December 13 at 2:25 p.m. MST on FOX

Cody Barton – Linebacker – Seattle Seahawks

The former Utes linebacker chose to support the Noble Horse Sanctuary with his cleats.

Next Game: vs. New York Jets (0-12) on Sunday, December 13 at 2:05 p.m. MST on CBS

Jared Norris – Linebacker – Washington Football Team

The former Utes linebacker chose to support the National Alliance on Mental Illness with his cleats.

Next Game: @ San Francisco 49ers (5-6) on Sunday, December 13 at 2:25 p.m. MST on FOX

Former BYU Cougars

Sione Takitaki – Linebacker – Cleveland Browns

The former BYU linebacker chose to support The Littlest Heroes with his cleats.

“I chose to represent the littlest heroes for #mycausemycleats in memory of my father who passed away from cancer years back,” Takitaki posted o social media. “Today I wear these cleats to represent the kids and family’s who are affected by this disease. Let’s step!!! #VaimauaTakitaki#TheLittlestHeroes #CancerAwareness”

 

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Next Game: vs. Baltimore Ravens (6-5) on Monday, December 14 at 6:15 p.m. MST on ESPN

Jamaal Williams – Running Back – Green Bay Packers

The former BYU running back chose to support the GoodEatz Foundation with his cleats.

Next Game: @ Detroit Lions (5-7) on Sunday, December 13 at 2:25 p.m. MST on FOX

Daniel Sorensen – Safety – Kansas City Chiefs

The former BYU defensive back chose to support the National Parkinsons foundation with his cleats.

Next Game: @ Miami Dolphins (8-4) on Sunday, December 13 at 11 a.m. MST on CBS

Kyle Van Noy – Linebacker – Miami Dolphins

The former BYU linebacker chose to support the Van Noy Valor Foundation with his cleats.

Next Game: vs. Kansas City Chiefs (11-1) on Sunday, December 13 at 11 a.m. MST on CBS

Fred Warner – Linebacker – San Francisco 49ers

The former BYU linebacker chose to support the National Organization for Rare Disorders with his cleats.

Next Game: vs. Washington Football Team (4-7) on Sunday, December 13 at 2:25 p.m. MST on FOX

Former Utah State Aggies

Tyler Larsen – Center – Carolina Panthers

The former USU offensive lineman chose to support The Autism Community in Action (TACA) with his cleats.

Next Game: vs. Denver Broncos (4-8) on Sunday, December 13 at 11 a.m. MST on CBS

Patrick Scales – Long Snapper – Chicago Bears

The former Aggie long snapper chose to support Colleen’s Dream Foundation with his cleats.

Next Game: vs. Houston Texans (4-8) on Sunday, December 13 at 11 a.m. MST on CBS

Nevin Lawson – Cornerback – Las Vegas Raiders

The former Utah State defensive back chose to support The Nevin Lawson Foundation with his cleats.

Next Game: vs. Indianapolis Colts (8-4) on Sunday, December 13 at 2:05 p.m. MST on CBS

Nick Vigil – Linebacker – Los Angeles Chargers

The former Utah State linebacker chose to support The Autism Community in Action (TACA) with his cleats.

Next Game: vs. Atlanta Falcons (4-8) on Sunday, December 13 at 2:25 p.m. MST on FOX

Kyler Fackrell – Linebacker – New York Giants

The former USU linebacker chose to support Operation Underground Railroad with his cleats.

Next Game: vs. Arizona Cardinals (6-6) on Sunday, December 13 at 11 a.m. MST on FOX

Former Southern Utah Thunderbirds

Miles Killebrew – Safety – Detroit Lions

The former Thunderbirds star chose to support Playworks with his cleats.

Next Game: vs. Green Bay Packers (9-3) on Sunday, December 13 at 2:25 p.m. MST on FOX

Former High School Players

Noah Togiai (Hunter/Oregon State) – Tight End – Indianapolis Colts

The former Hunter star chose to support the National Breast Cancer Foundation with his cleats.

Next Game: @ Las Vegas Raiders (7-5) on Sunday, December 13 at 2:05 p.m. MST on CBS

Alohi Gilman (Orem/Notre Dame) – Safety – Los Angeles Chargers

The former Orem star chose to support Ho’ola Na Pua: Stop Sex Trafficking in Hawaii & U.S. with his cleats.

My Cause My cleats is a great opportunity to raise awareness and represent an organization or group of your choice,” Gilman tweeted. “I am honored to dedicate my cleats to a homegrown organization called Ho’ōla Nā Pua. Join me in fighting against Sex trafficking! #MyCauseMyCleats.”

Next Game: vs. Atlanta Falcons (4-8) on Sunday, December 13 at 2:25 p.m. MST on FOX

Andre James (Herriman/UCLA) – Offensive Tackle – Las Vegas Raiders

The former Herriman star chose to support the American Cancer Society with his cleats.

Next Game: vs. Indianapolis Colts (8-4) on Sunday, December 13 at 2:05 p.m. MST on CBS

Kaden Elliss (Judge Memorial/Idaho) – Linebacker – New Orleans Saints

The former Judge Memorial star chose to support The Tim Tebow Foundation with his cleats.

Next Game: @ Philadelphia Eagles (3-8-1) on Sunday, December 13 at 2:25 p.m. MST on FOX

Bryan Mone (Highland/Michigan) – Defensive Tackle – Seattle Seahawks

The former Highland star chose to support Choice Supports with his cleats.

Mone is currently on Seattle’s Reserve/Injured List.

Next Game: vs. New York Jets (0-12) on Sunday, December 13 at 2:05 p.m. MST on CBS

Kyle Ireland is a Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on Twitter (@kyleireland) and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).

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