As the greater Houston area recovers from the devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey, it's getting some help from their fellow Americans at the Ohio State football program.
The university announced Wednesday morning that the football team has donated $10,000 to relief efforts.
Today, coach Urban Meyer announced that his program, driven by the wishes of the players and including support from them and members of the coaching staff, will donate $10,000 to the American Red Cross for its Hurricane Harvey disaster relief efforts. The players will each make a contribution and Meyer and the assistant coaches will contribute additional funds to reach the $10,000 goal.
Ohio State's roster includes seven players from the Lone Star State:
- Fifth-year senior quarterback J.T. Barrett of Wichita Falls
- Freshman linebacker Baron Browning of Fort Worth
- Freshman running back J.K. Dobbins of La Grange
- Freshman wide receiver Ellijah Gardiner of Kemp
- Junior offensive guard Demetrius Knox of Fort Worth
- Freshman cornerback Jeffrey Okudah of Grand Prairie
- Sophomore cornerback Kendall Sheffield of Missouri City.
Ohio State and Indiana will also wear a special helmet decal supporting relief efforts during their primetime game Thursday night in Bloomington:
Both the Ohio State and the Indiana University football teams will be wearing helmet decals Thursday to support relief efforts. pic.twitter.com/ERh5L4oLzh— Jerry Emig (@BuckeyeNotes) August 30, 2017
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