Former Salesianum and University of Delaware linebacker Troy Reeder is using his position on the Los Angeles Rams to bring attention to a charity close to home.
The current Los Angeles Rams linebacker will be wearing specially painted green and white cleats showcasing the logo of the B+ Foundation.
One week each season, NFL players are allowed to break the typically strict uniform codes of the league for "My Cause, My Cleats."
In Troy's case, it's a chance to bring the story of Andrew McDonough, another former Salesianum athlete who died in 2007 from the effects of Leukemia, to a national stage.
In a video posted to social media, Troy spoke about the cause, and issued a challenge.
“The B+ [Foundation] is committed to emotionally and financially assisting families of children with cancer, so they can focus on helping their kids get well. I’ll be dedicating the rest of my season to our B+ heroes and their families.”
He challenged his fans to donate in one of two ways: A straight donation, or pledging a certain amount per tackle for the final four weeks of his season.
Reeder has 27 tackles and a forced fumble this season, and is coming off a 5-stop performance at the Cardinals last weekend.
You can learn more about how to donate on his PledgeIt page.
Reeder and the 7-5 Rams will host the Seattle Seahawks on NBC's Sunday Night Football stage this week, as they look to fight for the playoffs.