OSU Football Team Donating to American Red Cross

posted by Scott Jennings -

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--The Ohio State Football team is donating $10,000 to the American Red Cross.

The funds will help assist disaster relief efforts in Houston, following the flooding and other damage caused by Hurricane Harvey.

Football Coach Urban Meyer says the move was driven by the wishes of the players.

On Monday, Meyer opened his weekly press conference by addressing the issues in Texas, saying one of the players, Sophomore Cornerback Kendall Sheffield, of Missouri City, had family that were in the affected area. As of Monday, he said they were "locked up" and were safe. 

Six other Ohio State football players hail from Texas, including Quarterback JT Barrett, Running Back JK Dobbins, and offensive lineman Demetrius Knox. 

Also, for the Buckeye season opener Thursday night at Indiana, both teams will be wearing a "Houston Strong" helmet sticker.

(photo courtesy The Ohio State University)

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