NFL players wear custom cleats to support causes (9 images)

Football players across the NFL wore custom-designed cleats December 3, 2017, to bring awareness to various causes and charities near to their hearts.

The league relaxed its uniform rules as part of My Cause My Cleats, in which players to bring awareness to medical research or organizations like the Boys and Girls Club.
Updated: Dec. 3, 2017 at 3:35 PM
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Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Austin Howard's custom cleats were white and purple -- the color of lupus awareness. Along one side of his cleats was the phrase "For my mom." Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
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Detroit Lions tight end Michael Roberts' custom cleats bring attention to Downtown Youth Boxing in Detroit. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
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Baltimore Ravens cornerback Brandon Carr's custom cleats draw attention to his literacy charity, the Carr Cares Foundation. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
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Baltimore Ravens nose tackle Brandon Williams' custom cleats feature the logo of the Boys and Girls Club. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
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Detroit Lions running back Zach Zenner's custom cleats feature the logo of Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
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Detroit Lions strong safety Miles Killebrew's custom cleats call for prayers for the victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas, his hometown. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
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Detroit Lions tight end Darren Fells's custom cleats bring awareness to No Kid Hungry, which seeks to end child hunger in the United States. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
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