DeAngelo Williams To Wear Breast Cancer Awareness Cleats Sunday


The NFL is allowing players to wear custom cleat this weeks to honor a charity or cause of their choice. And DeAngelo Williams is certainly spreading his message.

He posted on Instagram last night the cleats he’ll wear Sunday afternoon against the New York Giants. Custom pink cleats for breast cancer awareness with the names of those who passed away from the disease printed on the top.

Great design, great cause. Check them out.

‪Coming soon!!! #MyCauseMyCleats‬

A photo posted by DeAngelo Williams (@deangelowilliams) on


The names on his cleats include his mother, Sandra Hill, who passed away from the disease in May of 2014.

Williams has publicly supported breast cancer awareness throughout his career, speaking about it publicly and also symbolically. He’s dyed part of his dreads pink before to show support, both with Carolina and during his two years with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

This is part of the NFL’s My Cause, My Cleats program that will allow players to wear the custom cleats of their choosing. We know Antonio Brown will be at least one other Steeler who will partake against the Giants. Ben Roethlisberger will be wearing these cleats to support his cause, The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation, which gives money to police departments and K-9 units in order to be sufficiently funded.

In a time where the NFL has done a lot of wrong, they got something right. And this will be a cool sight – and even better causes – Sunday league wide.

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  • Zarbor

    Welcome back D-Will!!! Glad to have you back. Not a moment too soon. Lets wear dem boyz out. Every week now a must win.

  • Lil Smitty

    I realize this is for Charity, and the money that cleat sales raise will be beneficial. However, there is a part of me that wants to call the NFL leadership hypocrites. The players can now wear special cleats to support their charities, because the people from New York said they could. If the players want to do this on their own, the NFL will fine them and make them take their cleats off. After the sale of the cleats is over, Roger and his stooges will talk about all the money that THEY the NFL raised for charities across the country. What a Scmuck!
    Okay, I am done complaining now! Go Steelers! Just Keep Winning!

  • taztroy43

    This is so awesome!!! Its a step in the right direction for the league when it comes to things like this…. too bad heyward got hurt before this….i know he would of been representing his father with his cleats!

  • Böröndi Krisztian

    Very Giants-like colours on AB’s. But does this mean, that DWill will play?

  • will

    Do cleats need “broken in”? I think new cleats would be hard on the player’s feet and make them sore. Sore feet = poorer performance.

  • Kevin artis

    I just hope they give more than two carries.

  • Nolrog

    The NFL will benefit from this in some way. There is not an altruistic bone in any of their (NFL leadership, not players or even owners) bodies.

  • Michael Mosgrove

    so he should be fined monday morning then?