Wesley Woodyard to Honor Those Affected by ALS with Cleats
December 8, 2016 - als
NASHVILLE, Tenn. —Sunday will be special for Titans linebacker Wesley Woodyard for a series of reasons.
Woodyard, in his ninth NFL season, will line adult opposite his former teammates during Nissan Stadium when a Titans face a Denver Broncos. Woodyard played from 2008-2013 with a Broncos before signing with a Titans as a giveaway representative before to a 2014 season.
“I am unequivocally going to be operative tough to spin some heads, competing opposite my aged teammates,’’ Woodyard said. “But we can’t get too hyped. we usually have to play my game.”
Woodyard will be wearing special cleats during a game. As partial of a “My Cause, My Cleats” campaign, Woodyard skeleton to wear cleats noticing everybody impacted by ALS, while also bringing recognition to his foundation.
Woodyard wants to compensate reverence to former Titans linebacker Tim Shaw, who was diagnosed with a illness following his personification career with a team. As a teenager, Woodyard also saw his dear aunt understanding with ALS, mostly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease, heading adult to her death. Woodyard pronounced his wife’s aunt also had ALS.
Woodyard wears No.59 with a Titans. It’s a same series Shaw wore while personification from 2010-2012 with a team. Woodyard pronounced he deliberate changing his series with a Titans final year, afterwards he suspicion of Shaw.
“It is a good approach to move recognition to a illness that has struck America,’’ Woodyard said. “These is no heal for it, and no one unequivocally knows most about it … and a usually approach we can find a heal for it is if we move recognition to it. So hopefully there will be somebody out there examination this diversion that will see my cleats and they will be a reason because there is a heal for it.”
Woodyard pronounced a cleats are still being designed.
Woodard pronounced a ALS cleat will be red, and he skeleton to have a names of a “three people in my life overwhelmed by ALS” — Tim, Anne and Reni – on it. On his other cleat, that will be navy and baby blue, he’ll compensate reverence to his “16Ways Foundation” and his education program.
The NFL is permitting players a possibility to demonstrate themselves in a “My Cause, My Cleats” campaign. Players from 30 NFL teams wore tradition cleats to arrangement causes critical to them final week, and this week a Titans will be authorised to wear cleats for Sunday’s diversion opposite a Broncos.
“Any time we can use your height for a certain change in a community, it is a must-do,’’ Woodyard said.