South Carolina-Florida game to honor U.S. troops
South Carolina and Maryland have partnered with the Wounded Warrior Project program to participate in a special salute to U.S. troops.
Both schools will wear specially designed uniforms - black and desert camouflage featuring the Wounded Warrior Project logo.
And in a unique twist, instead of players wearing their names on the back of their jerseys, names will be replaced by the warrior core values of: Duty, Honor, Courage, Commitment, Integrity, Country and Service.
Special fan gear and products will be sold, and proceeds will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. Also, a select number of game jerseys will be auctioned off after the game on the university websites and 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the group.
Three soldiers who have been wounded in combat will serve as honorary captains for today's game: Steven Diaz, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.) Corporal, Dan Nevins, U.S. Army (Ret) Staff Sgt. and Michael G. Williams, U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt.
"We are honored to be able to participate in the Under Armour Wounded Warrior Project game,'' South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier said. "We had three honorary captains, and one has already talked to our team. Steven Diaz, he was wounded in Iraq, I think a roadside bomb. He spent a year and eight months just getting healed and put back together. He spoke to our team (earlier this week). I think Florida and us both realize this is a way of us honoring our servicemen and women all over the world.''