Cougars Will Wear 'Houston' on Jersey Nameplates for Home Opener

Andrew Gould@AndrewGould4Featured ColumnistSeptember 14, 2017

TUCSON, AZ - SEPTEMBER 09:  Wide receiver Linell Bonner #15 of the Houston Cougars celebrates with Duke Catalon #2 and Keith Corbin #18 after scoring a five yard touchdown against the Arizona Wildcats in the first half at Arizona Stadium on September 9, 2
Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images

The University of Houston players will all wear "Houston" nameplates on the backs of their jerseys during Saturday's home opener against Rice.

According to the Houston Chronicle's Joseph Duarte, the gesture will serve as a tribute to those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Cougars safety Garrett Davis said the players found out about the uniform change on Tuesday.

"It's pretty cool," Davis told Duarte. "It will keep the motto of playing for the city. It won't necessarily be a game about us."

Per Duarte, Davis also expressed excitement to represent Houston on the gridiron: "We'll be able to go out and fight for the city, fight for the people whose houses were damaged and aren't able to do the things we are able to do."

Houston's scheduled season opener, set for Sept. 2 against UTSA at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, was canceled. The team defeated Arizona 19-16 on the road last time out.

Related

    Where Stars of 'Last Chance U' Ended Up for 2018

    College Football logo
    College Football

    Where Stars of 'Last Chance U' Ended Up for 2018

    SI.com
    via SI.com

    Bama Picked to Win SEC in Preseason Media Poll

    College Football logo
    College Football

    Bama Picked to Win SEC in Preseason Media Poll

    Kyle Newport
    via Bleacher Report

    Gear Up for the Season with New Cougars Apparel 🛒

    Houston Cougars Football logo
    Houston Cougars Football

    Gear Up for the Season with New Cougars Apparel 🛒

    Fanatics
    via Fanatics

    FSU Players Being Held Accountable Under Taggart

    College Football logo
    College Football

    FSU Players Being Held Accountable Under Taggart

    Wayne McGahee III
    via Tallahassee Democrat