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Posted: 10:58 a.m. Friday, Sept. 20, 2013

One of the most famous long-haired football players is cutting his mane

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His hair is as famous as his tackles, but Troy Polamalu is going to go under the scissors and cut his flowing tresses all for a good cause -- to help veterans this Veterans Day. 

For the first time in more than a decade, the Pittsburgh Steelers strong safety will be cutting his hair and is asking fans to do the same during the VFW Mane Event.

From now until Veterans Day, Nov. 11, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and number 43 are challenging the country to help make a difference in the lives of vets by committing to cut their hair, creating fundraiser pages or donating money to the VFW programs. 

"I understand the issues that veterans, and their families, face while serving our country and I am honored to join the Veterans of Foreign Wars Mane Event, encouraging the nation to unite for veterans for a second year,” said Polamalu. “By getting my hair cut on Veterans Day, I am showing my commitment to the men and women who served our country … the real heroes."

Polamalu is a six-time Pro Bowl Selectee, four-time NFL All-Pro, 2010 AP Defensive Player of the Year, two-time Super Bowl Champion, 2010, NFL Alumni Player of the Year and has the No. 1-selling jersey in the country.  He was also named one of the most likeable NFL players by Forbes Magazine.  

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