VANCOUVER, WA (KPTV) - Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota will wear cleats with a local flare Thursday night.
The former University of Oregon player selected cleats designed by King's Way Christian students as part of the NFL’s “My Cause, My Cleats” program.
The program allows football stars to showcase custom-made footwear during a game in the name of charity.
Mariota choose Olive Mohammadi’s and Sarah Turcic’s designs over a number of other entries.
Turcic’s cleats will be for warm-ups; Mariota will wear Mohammadi’s during the game itself. The Vancouver students said they wanted to pay tribute to all of Mariota’s roots.
“On the inside of the show I represented Washington, with the classic rain and Evergreen trees,” Turcic said.
The cleats will be auctioned off after the game. Proceeds will go to Mariota’s chosen non-profit, the ALS Development Institute.
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