Rutgers to Honor Super Storm Sandy Victims with Spring Game Helmet & Uniforms

Kevin McGuire@KevinOnCFBAnalyst IIMarch 25, 2013

The state of New Jersey continues to pull itself together in the aftermath of last year's Super Storm Sandy which forced many to leave their homes. The effects of the storm left a number of people without a home, and popular sight seeing destinations were reduced to rubble floating in ocean. This spring, Rutgers football is going to pay tribute to the victims of the storm with specially designed uniforms and helmets to be used during the team's annual spring game.

In all, players will wear the names of 90 different towns in the state that were affected by the storm last year. It is a nice little way of keeping the destruction and tearing apart of many communities close to the minds of the program. Sports can often serve as a release and an escape for those going through troubling times. College football is no exception, so it is warm to see a football program embrace their role as the state's college football team reaching out in any small way they can.

The efforts do not cease there though. Rutgers is raising money to donate to Sandy relief efforts, with a new t-shirt with the "R-Strong" label printed on it already raising $148,000 for storm victims.

Rutgers will conclude their spring practice schedule on Saturday, April 27.

Source: Rutgers Athletics

Kevin McGuire is a free lance sports writer covering college football and host of the No 2-Minute Warning podcast. Follow him on Twitter.

Related

    Japanese Player Says He Was Asked to Make Dirty Hit

    College Football logo
    College Football

    Japanese Player Says He Was Asked to Make Dirty Hit

    Yahoo
    via Yahoo

    Players Poised for Big Bounce-Back Seasons

    College Football logo
    College Football

    Players Poised for Big Bounce-Back Seasons

    Kerry Miller
    via Bleacher Report

    Hester Finds New FBS Home After Leaving Rutgers

    Rutgers Football logo
    Rutgers Football

    Hester Finds New FBS Home After Leaving Rutgers

    NJ.com
    via NJ.com

    Why McNair Lost the Defamation Lawsuit

    College Football logo
    College Football

    Why McNair Lost the Defamation Lawsuit

    SI.com
    via SI.com