Minnesota to wear names of veterans on helmets Saturday

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Minnesota football will honor military veterans on Saturday when it hosts Nebraska at TCF Bank Stadium.

With Saturday being Veterans Day, the Golden Gophers will wear the last names of current student and former student veterans on their helmets, along with the veteran’s branch of service of next to it. In addition, the “M” on the helmet is filled with an American Flag design rather than the usual gold.

The team’s Twitter account posted a video about the helmets on Thursday.

As the video states, more than 250 veterans signed up to have their names on a helmet.

“The way to build culture is all about serving and giving, and connecting people through the football program somehow, someway,” Kyle Gergely, the director of equipment, said in the video.

“And what better way to honor the service of these men and women that have given us [their service] throughout their careers in the military than to put their name on the back of a helmet that is seen by a lot of people, and it’s our way of saying, ‘Thank you for what you’ve done for us to allow us to play this game.'”

Minnesota and Nebraska will take the field at 12 p.m. ET on Saturday on FS1.

 

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