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Eagles Prepared for NFL's "My Cause My Cleats" Program in Week 13

For the seventh straight year, the NFL allows players to wear cleats in support of their favorite cause and charity; here's a look at the Eagles' participation
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Jalen Hurts played a season with cornerback Chanse Sylvie at Oklahoma, and liked what his then-teammate established off the field as part of the OneMindSet Foundation.
“There was something he always had this vision of, and I always try to support when I can,” said the Eagles QB about his former teammate. “He was all about uplifting community, service in the community, and making a difference one community at a time.

“There’s a lot of communities out there who lack resources to succeed – education, food, the little things, and he’s making a difference in those areas, and I appreciate him for what he's doing, and I’m glad I can support.”

For the seventh straight year, the NFL is giving players and coaches the opportunity to support their favorite causes and raise awareness through its "My Cause My Cleats" initiative.

This year, more than 30% of players have chosen to support various forms of cancer and other physical health-related causes, while nearly 20% have selected topics related to youth and education.

Players combine forces with artists and cleat manufacturers each year to create these custom-designed cleats that showcase their causes in a way that resonates personally with the player, their fans, and the cause.

Many Eagles will support autism, a foundation near and dear to team owner Jeffrey Lurie and his Eagles Autism Foundation.

“I think it's really cool,” said Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni. “What we know is that we have a platform to be able to inspire change in a good way, so it's interesting to see. It's just another form of connecting for me to see everybody, what's important to them.

“I might not always know this is important to this guy or this is important to that guy, so obviously it's cool - in general, it's cool that these guys are using their platform to inspire change for something that they really care about.”

Images of the cleats and the inspirational stories behind them will be shared on social media using the hashtag #MyCauseMyCleats. Players can choose to raise funds for their causes by auctioning their cleats off at NFL Auction, where 100% of the proceeds raised will be donated to charities selected by the players.

A.J. Brown's cleats for "My Cause My Cleats" in Week 13

A.J. Brown's cleats for "My Cause My Cleats" in Week 13

Here are the Eagles participating, their cause, and their charity:

Shaun Bradley...Gun Violence Prevention...Everytown for Gun Safety

A.J. Brown...Gun Violence Prevention...Open Door Abuse & Prevention

Grant Calcaterra...First Responders...National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Andre Chachere...Literacy...Reading Heart

Jordan Davis...Life-Threatening Illness/Gun Violence Prevention...Camp Sunshine/Northwest Victims Services

Jack Driscoll...Substance Abuse Awareness...demandZERO

T.J. Edwards...Neurological Disorder...Epilepsy Foundation Eastern Pennsylvania

Jake Elliott...Gun Violence Prevention...Everytown for Gun Safety

Kenny Gainwell...Cardiovascular Disease...Pediatric Stroke Program at CHOP

C.J. Gardner-Johnson...Foster

Dallas Goedert...Food Insecurity...Wawa Foundation

Brandon Graham...Autism Awareness...Eagles Autism Foundation

Jalen Hurts...Youth Development/Autism Awareness...OneMindSet Foundation/Eagles Autism Foundation

Tyree Jackson...Autism Awareness...Eagles Autism Foundation

Lane Johnson...Environmental Conservation...Waterboys

Patrick Johnson...Women's Empowerment...Girls on the Run Philadelphia

Cam Jurgens...Autism Awareness...Eagles Autism Foundation

Rick Lovato...Autism Awareness...Eagles Autism Foundation

Jordan Mailata...Cancer Awareness...American Association for Cancer Research

Zech McPhearson...Autism Awareness...Eagles Autism Foundation

Sua Opeta...Kidney Disease...American Kidney Fund

Haason Reddick...Gun Violence Prevention...Everytown for Gun Safety

Janarius Robinson...Youth Development...Win Within Foundation

Miles Sanders...Gun Violence Prevention...Open Door Abuse Awareness & Prevention

Josiah Scott...Neurological Disease...ALS Foundation

DeVonta Smith...Autism Awareness...Eagles Autism Foundation

Jack Stoll...Autism Awareness...Eagles Autism Foundation

Ndamukong Suh...Financial Literacy...Suh Family Foundation

Quez Watkins...Mental Health...Quez Watkins Mental Health Foundation

Brandon Graham's cleats for  "My Cause My Cleats" in Week 13

Brandon Graham's cleats for "My Cause My Cleats" in Week 13

“I think this is a really cool thing that the NFL does,” said Sirianni. “I've always thought that about this. I'm glad our guys get to put on display what kind of men they are. Not just what type of football players they are, what type of men they are. 

"I really think highly of this football team and I'm obviously biased because I spend so much time with them and I love these guys, but I know we’ve got really good guys. And not just good football players but good men on this team. It's cool that they get to display that.”

Ed Kracz is the publisher of’s Fan Nation Eagles Today and co-host of the Eagles Unfiltered Podcast. Check out the latest Eagles news at or and please follow him on Twitter: @kracze.