Rutgers wearing special helmets for Hurricane Sandy relief (Photo)

Oct 26, 2013; Piscataway, NJ, USA; Rutgers Scarlet Knights fullback Michael Burton (46) runs with the ball while being pursued by Houston Cougars defensive back Adrian McDonald (16) during the first half of their game against the Houston Cougars at High Point Solutions Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

One year ago, Hurricane Sandy made landfall in New Jersey (among other areas on the East Coast) causing billions of dollars worth of damage, killing 117 and hurting countless others.

The state of New Jersey is still doing what they can to recover from the natural disaster and now Rutgers University is pledging to help their home state, hoping to bring awareness to the cause with a new helmet design.

According to Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood, the team will be wearing special lids this coming weekend which will featured the outline of the state behind the famed ‘R’ logo:

Per Kyle Flood:

Jersey Strong

And per Rutgers Football:

@KyleFloodRU (on special NJ helmets) “One thing we can do as a program is keep Sandy funding at the forefront.”

Pretty cool move from Rutgers to draw attention to the cause as once national news media stop covering events, they seemingly become forgotten to areas not affected.


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