Northwestern Uniforms Are Classy Way to Honor Wounded Warriors

Jesse Reed@@JesseReed78Correspondent INovember 4, 2013

Nov 2, 2013; Lincoln, NE, USA; Northwestern Wildcats head coach Pat Fitzgerald watches his team before the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports
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The Northwestern football program and Under Armour have teamed up in a classy effort to raise awareness for the Wounded Warrior Project.

The Wildcats will wear patriotic red, white and blue uniforms on Nov. 16 when they host Michigan, as noted by #B1GCats Football on Twitter:

The school is doing this as a way to honor and highlight the non-profit organization's goal of empowering the nation's wounded military men and women. 

The sharp-looking uniforms feature the American flag on the helmet, shoulder pads and across the legs. 

Instead of players' names on the back of the jerseys, there will be one of seven "core value embellishments," as noted by NUSports.com: Duty, Honor, Courage, Commitment, Integrity, Country and Service.

Photo Credit: Under Armour
Photo Credit: Under Armour

After the contest versus Michigan, the in-game jerseys will be auctioned off at NUSports.com, with all proceeds going directly to the Wounded Warrior Project, according to the report.

Additionally, the school is selling replica jerseys to the public, and 10 percent of the proceeds from those sales will go to the project, as noted by the school on Twitter:

The men and women who sacrifice their freedom by serving in the military far too often go unheralded for their exploits. Those who return home after injuring themselves in the line of duty deserve even more gratitude and praise, and any chance we have to honor them, we should.   

Photo credit: Under Armour
Photo credit: Under Armour

Under Armour and Northwestern did an outstanding job of putting together a uniform that not only looks good but also reflects the sacrifices made by the men and women who are supported by the Wounded Warrior Project. 

Whether you are a Northwestern supporter or not, there's no doubt we can all appreciate and applaud this move.

It's a win-win for everyone involved, and it's a great way to honor the people responsible for maintaining the freedoms we enjoy here in America.

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