Hope springs at Rutgers football
There will be no controversy about the finish to Rutgers’ spring football game on April 27. There will be no scandal. There will simply be great feelings.
The New Jersey school announced on Thursday that its Scarlet-White game will feature 22 children – sixth- through eighth-graders – that will play the final five minutes. The students, who will play flag football, will be among those who were affected by Hurricane Sandy, and their play will have a role in the final score.
If you would like to play in the game, just submit an essay or photos to the Rutgers Football Facebook page.
The team will wear jerseys with 90 names of towns across New Jersey that were affected by Hurricane Sandy. Each jersey will then be signed by coach Kyle Flood and given to each town later this spring and summer.
Rutgers will wear special helmets with the R Strong logo.
Additionally, the third annual “Believe Bowl” will begin prior to the Scarlet-White game as teams of former Rutgers football letterwinners take the field for an exhibition flag football game. Hopes are the “Believe Bowl” will raise awareness and support for Eric LeGrand and Rutgers Spinal Cord Research.