October has arrived, and with it what has fast become a favored tradition all across the NFL: accesorizing in pink.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and that’s a cause that the NFL has become a leader in bringing to the public forefront. For the past few years, players all around the league have taken part in raising awareness by adding various splashes of pink to their uniforms during the month, most commonly with their gloves, shoes and towels.
Pink accessories first became evident in the locker room at One Buccaneer Place on Monday. The most eye-catching was probably the all-pink high-top cleats in the locker of wide receiver Mike Williams, but there are clearly plenty of other players who are getting ready to support the cause.
According to the NFL, players are allowed to add pink to their uniforms through the following items: cleats, wristbands, gloves, sideline caps, helmet decals, captains’ patches, chin straps, shoelaces, skull caps, sideline towels, eye shield decals and quarterback towels.
The Buccaneers will be participating in many activities this week, before and during game day, to support the cause of breast cancer awareness. Keep an eye on the Captain’s Blog and Buccaneers.com for more details.