Miami (Ohio) players are going to have a different look on Saturday, and for really good reason.

This week, the RedHawks are hosting the school’s cancer awareness game against Kent State. To help bring awareness, the players will wear helmets with cancer ribbon decals. There are nine different colored ribbons, all representing a type of cancer.

The photo is from Miami Ohio’s website.


Overall, eight players selected red to signify all blood cancers. Twelve will wear orange to raise awareness for kidney cancer and leukemia and 32 pink ribbons will be visible on the Yager Stadium field turf to honor those affected by breast cancer. Fourteen players will wear blue (colon cancer and esophageal cancer), 14 will wear purple (leiomyosarcoma, pancreatic cancer, testicular cancer), 11 have selected yellow (bladder cancer, sarcoma/bone cancer), nine picked white, eight chose green (liver cancer, ovarian cancer and cervical cancer) and four picked black (melanoma).

According to the school, five of the nine types of helmets will be available for auction following the game.