The NFL is allowing players to wear custom cleat this weeks to honor a charity or cause of their choice. And DeAngelo Williams is certainly spreading his message.
He posted on Instagram last night the cleats he’ll wear Sunday afternoon against the New York Giants. Custom pink cleats for breast cancer awareness with the names of those who passed away from the disease printed on the top.
Great design, great cause. Check them out.
The names on his cleats include his mother, Sandra Hill, who passed away from the disease in May of 2014.
Williams has publicly supported breast cancer awareness throughout his career, speaking about it publicly and also symbolically. He’s dyed part of his dreads pink before to show support, both with Carolina and during his two years with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
This is part of the NFL’s My Cause, My Cleats program that will allow players to wear the custom cleats of their choosing. We know Antonio Brown will be at least one other Steeler who will partake against the Giants. Ben Roethlisberger will be wearing these cleats to support his cause, The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation, which gives money to police departments and K-9 units in order to be sufficiently funded.
In a time where the NFL has done a lot of wrong, they got something right. And this will be a cool sight – and even better causes – Sunday league wide.