Jaguars Celebrate Unboxing Day For NFL’S Annual My Cause My Cleats Campaign

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Christmas came early for the Jaguars with today’s official celebration of “Unboxing Day” for the NFL’s annual My Cause My Cleats campaign. An NFL tradition, the Jaguars unveiled brand-new custom footwear for players and coaches that will showcase causes that are important to them. The Jaguars players and coaches will wear their shoes in their Week 13 matchup against the Detroit Lions this Sunday, Dec. 4.

More than 50 Jaguars players and coaches have elected to participate in the campaign this year and have worked with local and national artists to customize cleats to represent an issue or organization that is of special significance to them.

Each pair of shoes tells a personal story, and many will be donated to raise funds for their chosen organization. Participants are raising awareness for a variety of causes, from special education to cancer awareness to youth mentorship. In his rookie season, Jaguars LB Chad Muma is representing the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

“I’m representing the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation on my cleats because I want kids to know that T1D doesn’t define your life,” said Muma. “I was diagnosed with T1D when I was 13-years-old and today I’m an NFL player. If you’re living with T1D, whatever goals you have, either sports or other walks of life, just go attack it!”

Some players are raising awareness for organizations that they’ve supported since college including OL Luke Fortner and the Kentucky Children’s Hospital where he frequently volunteered, and K Riley Patterson and the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital where he completed two internships. Many players and coaches are representing causes in memory of a beloved family member.

“This season my cleats will honor my ‘Nani,’ Janie Carolyn, who recently passed away from Alzheimer’s,” said Jaguars WR Zay Jones. “She was the foundation of our family and had the biggest heart. I honor her memory, today and always.”

Jacksonville-based organizations are also represented throughout this year’s My Cause My Cleats campaign. WR Jamal Agnew is recognizing the Jacksonville Public Education Fund “The Ones” program, while OLB Josh Allen is highlighting the Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Florida with whom he recently celebrated Thanksgiving. On the sidelines, 22 members of the Jaguars coaching staff will be representing the Jaguars Foundation. QB Trevor Lawrence will recognize LiftJax and the Outeast community just next door to TIAA Bank Field.

“The future of Jacksonville is extremely important to me and my wife, Marissa, and that’s why we chose to represent LiftJax, an organization committed to bringing change and working to eliminate poverty right here in Jacksonville,” said Lawrence. “LiftJax plays a role as one of the community’s quarterbacks and as one of the Jaguars quarterbacks, I applaud and support all they are doing to improve the wellbeing of all of Jacksonville’s Eastside residents.”

See all the custom cleats here:

2022 My Cause My Cleats Participating Players

Name - # - Non-Profit

Travis Etienne 1 Lupus Foundation of America

Rayshawn Jenkins 2 Headstrong Foundation & National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition

CJ Beathard 3 First Coast Women Services of Jacksonville

Andre Cisco 5 Sulzbacher Center

Chris Claybrooks 6 Lupus Foundation of America

Zay Jones 7 Alzheimer’s Association

Logan Cooke 9 Turkeys for Tomorrow

Riley Patterson 10 St. Jude’s Childrens Research Hospital

Kendric Pryor 14 Ronald McDonald House

Tim Jones 15 Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

Trevor Lawrence 16 LiftJAX

Evan Engram 17 North Florida School of Special Education

Daniel Thomas 20 National Autism Association

JaMycal Hasty 22 National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation

Foye Oluokun 23 Lift for Life Academy

Tevaughn Campbell 29 Ronald McDonald House

Montaric Brown 30 Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Tyson Campbell 32 National Urban League

Devin Lloyd 33 Wounded Warrior Project

Gregory Junior 34 American Cancer Society

Ayo Oyelola 35 Lives not Knives

Mekhi Sargent 36 Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Tre Herndon 37 Feeding NE Florida

Jamal Agnew 39 Jacksonville Public Education Fund

Josh Allen 41 Boys & Girls Club of NE Florida

Andrew Wingard 42 Jacksonville Humane Society

Travon Walker 44 Ronald McDonald House

Ross Matiscik 46 Fuel Up to Play 60

De’Shaan Dixon 47 YMCA of Norfolk, VA

Chad Muma 48 JDRF

Arden Key 49 Boys & Girls Clubs of Decatur, GA

Shaquille Quarterman 50 TheShaqQuartermanFoundation

Davon Hamilton 52 Animal Care and Protective Services

Ty Summers 54 Make-A-Wish

Caleb Johnson 57 Good Peoples Foundation

James Murray 61 Misericordia Heart of Mercy Chicago

Brandon Scherff 68 Aiming for a Cure Foundation

Tyler Shatley 69 Sponsored by Grace & Seamark Ranch

Cole Van Lanen 70 Alzheimer’s Association

Walker Little 72 Wounded Warrior Project

Cam Robinson 74 Jacksonville Arts and Music School

Jawaan Taylor 75 Jawaan Taylor Foundation

Luke Fortner 79 Kentucky Children’s Hospital

Kevin Austin 80 Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Seth Williams 81 Salvation Army

Jaylon Moore 83 American Cancer Society

Chris Manhertz 84 Mosholu Montefiore Community Center Boys & Girls Club

Dan Arnold 85 Boys & Girls Club of Janesville, WI

Luke Farrell 89 Special Olympics

Dawuane Smoot 91 Better Dads Society

Foley Fatukasi 94 Rock the Block Foundation

Roy Robertson-Harris 95 Big Brothers Big Sisters

Corey Peters 98 Peters Educational Enrichment Project

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