RedHawks players were asked to choose between nine helmets featuring different colored ribbons to symbolize how cancer has affected their lives.
From Miami'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).
Five of the helmets will be auctioned off to fans after the game.