Maryland football players will be making their social justice statement. Players will wear new name-plates on their jerseys, helmet stickers and warm-up shirts to make personal statements about the fight for racial justice.
In the season opener, the players will have the option of having specialized name plates such as, Equality, Unity, Respect and Justice.
“At the University of Maryland we are focused on supporting our student-athletes, allowing them to start important conversations on critical issues and amplifying their voices,” said Athletic Director Damon Evans. “This Saturday we will introduce student-driven initiatives as our players will make personal statements about the fight for justice. It fills me with great pride to see the passion our student-athletes have, to take a stance and be vocal about issues that matter to them.”