If you have followed Detroit Lions quarterback David Blough, whether it be listening to him in interviews or performing magic tricks, you know he is a very likable guy.
As part of the NFL's annual My Cause, My Cleats campaign, Blough will be wearing some special cleats this coming Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. The cleats will honor Blough's friend and Purdue superfan Tyler Trent, who died on Jan. 1 after a long battle with bone cancer.
My cleats. OUR Cause.#BoilerUp @TheVFoundation #MyCauseMyCleats pic.twitter.com/KckBJDbkGg
— David Blough (@david_blough10) December 3, 2019
The cleats will also support promote the V Foundation for Cancer Research, which was founded by ESPN and the late Jim Valvano.
“I wanted to honor Tyler Trent and his life, obviously a good friend of mine,” Blough said. “Really cool deal, some guys put this together for us, so I thought it'd be sweet to be able to honor Tyler and his life with that.”
“To be able to wear them after last week with all the attention for Tyler is just special,” he said. “It brings light to his legacy, his life, his story, what he stood for, and I hope with my actions and play that that can be well represented.”
Way to go, Mr. Blough!