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Florida football team will wear Texas decals on helmets to honor Harvey victims

University of Florida football players will wear this decal on their helmets Saturday vs. Michigan. 

The Florida football team will wear decals honoring Hurricane Harvey victims on their helmets during their season opener against Michigan on Saturday.

The decal features a teardrop with a Texas state flag inside of it.

The university says many of the team's players and friends were directly impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

"With what's going on in the Gulf Coast of Texas, we're going to have a truck loaded up of things to get down there to give to people who are in a tough bind," head football coach Jim McElwain said in a statement. "To honor them, fans will notice a decal on our helmet moving forward. We understand, living here in Florida, how devastating those things can be. We want to do whatever we can to help, and this is just a small part of that moving forward."

The University of Florida Athletic Association announced it's collaborating with the Michigan Athletic Department and game organizers from the Advocare Classic, the Cotton Bowl and the Dallas Cowboys to encourage fans to donate to the Salvation Army and Red Cross to aid in relief efforts.

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