'My Cause, My Cleats': NFL teams to show support in Week 13

For the second straight year, NFL players will showcase special cleats for Week 13 as part of the league's "My Cause, My Cleats" initiative. More than 500 athletes from the 32 NFL teams will sport different cleats representing their chosen causes, according to an NFL press release.

The selected causes range from Buccaneers tight end Cameron Brate supporting Tampa's Lighthouse for the Blind with cleats featuring Braille, to 49ers safety Eric Reid and Titans receiver Rishard Matthews supporting Colin Kaepernick's Know Your Rights Campaign.





Several Broncos players will wear cleats this weekend made for their particular charitable causes, including these two sets by linebacker Von Miller -- for Von's Vision.

Jeff Legwold, ESPN Senior Writer3y ago

Broncos running back Jamaal Charles will wear cleats designed to recognize Special Olympics -- "I can't wait to put them on on Sunday."

Jeff Legwold, ESPN Senior Writer3y ago

Broncos nose tackle Domata Peko's said his cleats were created to recognize "Save the Children." He added "I put Syria on there because my wife is from Syria." And as he often does Peko said "much love everyone."

Jeff Legwold, ESPN Senior Writer3y ago

These sneakers to raise awareness for organ donation will be worn Sunday by Broncos assistant head coach/running backs coach Eric Studesville.

Jeff Legwold, ESPN Senior Writer3y ago


DeShone Kizer will join the My Cause My Cleats effort Sunday by wearing cleats that promote The Andrew Weisher Foundation, which fights pediatric cancer. Weishar is the older brother of Nic Weishar, Kizer's teammate at Notre Dame. Andrew Weishar died of cancer at the age of 21 in 2012.

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OT Spencer Drango, who has found ways to deal with dyslexia, will wear cleats for The Dyeslexia Foundation Sunday for My Cause My Cleats.

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Bucs tight end Cameron Brate shows off his cleats honoring Tampa Lighthouse for the Blind. They have Braille on them! Brate got involved with the organization thanks to teammate and roommate Ryan Griffin, who has two family friends that lost their sight.

Jenna Laine, ESPN Staff Writer3y ago

Bucs tight end Cameron Brate told me that when he and Ryan Griffin volunteer with children at Tampa Lighthouse for the Blind, they play games blindfolded. "It really humbles you," Brate said. "They will kick the heck out of you in those games. I guess you don't realize how much you rely on your vision until you don't have it."

Jenna Laine, ESPN Staff Writer3y ago

Here is a look at the cleats Bucs left tackle Donovan Smith will wear Sunday for the NFL's My Cause, My Cleats campaign. He is supporting Autism Speaks. You can see the name "Aiden," on them. That's his nephew.

Jenna Laine, ESPN Staff Writer3y ago

These are cleats that Bucs defensive end William Gholston will wear Sunday to bring awareness for what's happening in his home state of Michigan. You can see the words "Flint" near the ankle and "clean water" printed multiple times underneath.

Jenna Laine, ESPN Staff Writer3y ago

Bucs defensive tackle Gerald McCoy is honoring a non-profit organization called "The Life of a Single Mom." And as you can see, his cleats have superheroes on them. "I chose the superhero theme because I personally believe that all single parents -- mothers and fathers -- are superheroes.

Jenna Laine, ESPN Staff Writer3y ago




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Chiefs CB Marcus Peters is scheduled to wear the cleat on the left Sunday against the Jets. His shoes honor the 1st Family Foundation in his hometown of Oakland. The shoe on the left would have been worn by safety Eric Berry, who is out for the season with an Achilles tear. Violet is the color for Hodgkin lymphoma, the type of cancer Berry once had.

Adam Teicher, ESPN Staff Writer3y ago

Chiefs TE Travis Kelce will wear cleats on Sunday against the Jets honoring Operation Breakthrough, a Kansas City organization that provides for underprivileged children and their families.

Adam Teicher, ESPN Staff Writer3y ago




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Patriots LT Nate Solder shows reporters his footwear for this weekend's "My Cleats, My Cause" NFL initiative.

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A look at Derek Carr's kicks for the My Cause My Cleats initiative, paying tribute to his college town of Fresno and Valley Children's hospital, where Carr's son Dallas, whose name is also on the cleats, underwent numerous lifesaving intestinal surgeries.

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Rams DT Aaron Donald is supporting the Make-A-Wish foundation for the NFL's "My Cause, My Cleats" campaign. He surprised a boy from Texas who is a big Rams fan with tickets and field passes for the Dec. 31 regular-season finale. Donald will sign these cleats and gift them to him.

Alden Gonzalez, ESPN Staff Writer3y ago

Rams RB Todd Gurley is supporting Shriners Hospital, which cares mostly for children with neuromusculoskeletal conditions and burn injuries. He's been drawn to their work since playing in the East-West Shrine Game.

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Jared Goff's "My Cleats, My Cause" are in support of the Sarcoma Foundation of America, which raises money for sarcoma research and conducts education and advocacy efforts for sarcoma patients.

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Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett is supporting the National League of POW/MIA Families during the NFL's My Cause, My Cleats week. He said a while back that he was inspired to do so by watching a documentary on the Vietnam War. The photo of his cleats is courtesy of the Seahawks.

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For β€˜My Cause My Cleats' week, Steelers Le'Veon Bell and Alejandro fro Villanueva will wear Call of Duty cleats customized by Activison and Kickasso. The Call of Duty endowment helps veterans find high-quality careers through job-market support groups. (Photo by Ray Polanco Jr.)

Jeremy Fowler, ESPN Staff Writer3y ago

T.J. Watt's cleats tackle youth sports and the β€˜pay-to-play' problem that Watt believes is unfair.

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Like Tennessee WR Rishard Matthews, 49ers S Eric Reid will also wear cleats Sunday supporting Colin Kaepernick and the "Know Your Rights" camp. "I have been to two out of the three of his camps and it’s just a powerful experience," Reid said. "The things that he does for these kids in these under-resourced communities, the feedback that he gets from them, the knowledge that he is giving to them that they don’t learn in school, it’s just instrumental. These are the things that we need to be doing in the community. I don’t know why Colin is being condemned for that but he’s stayed strong. He’s going to keep pushing forward and doing that and I’m going to keep supporting him."

Nick Wagoner, ESPN Staff Writer3y ago