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Notes: 2020 Detroit Lions My Cause My Cleats charities, photos

Players will be raising awareness through creative expression on the field

Broncos Photo by Steve Nehf, The Denver Post

When they take part in the My Cause My Cleats program, NFL players don custom shoes emblazoned with designs to show their support for a charitable cause. The program is now in its fourth year, and various outlets have been tweeting out the cleats players are wearing this year. Sometimes it is the team or league channels promoting the causes, sometimes it is the players or the organizations they are partnering with.

The cleats naturally draw attention to these great causes, but the custom shoes also serve as practical support: many pairs are auctioned off with the proceeds earmarked to benefit those charities. While there are too many (39 Detroit Lions are on the official list of participants) to show them all, here are a few of the causes and cleats Detroit fans will see on the field in Week 14.

Jamal Agnew

David Blough

Trey Flowers

Miles Killebrew

Mohammed Sanu

Tyrell Crosby

Both Erik Schlitt at Lions Wire and Justin Rogers at the Detroit News posted articles going through more of the great cleats and organizations being represented. For those who want to check out all of the excellent custom designs worn by the players to support charitable causes, the team posted a huge gallery (172 photos!) showcasing them all. Now for the rest of today’s Notes:

  • For some time now, we’ve been calling your attention to the fact that Jack Fox deserves to be in the Pro Bowl. There is another Detroit Lions player who absolutely deserves honors, and it is your friendly neighborhood fisherman:

On Wednesday, Ragnow told the media his favorite block so far in his career was not the pancake he got on Akiem Hicks against the Bears.

  • This week, Fox 2’s Dan Miller went 1-on-1 with cornerback Amani Oruwariye in his weekly interview series. The video from the chat is on the station’s web page.

  • Herman Moore is both a Lions legend and an awesome guy: