This Saturday will mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and the terrorist attacks that changed the course of history. Rutgers will travel to Syracuse to take on the Orange and will be wearing uniforms to honor the anniversary.
Rutgers Football tweeted out a video showing the special uniforms that the team will be wearing in the Carrier Dome.
“We will never forget the 37 Rutgers alumni and all those who lost their lives in the September 11th attacks. #NeverForget,” the caption read.
The uniforms feature a white jersey and pants with red letters, socks, and cleats. The helmets are silver and red numbers on the side in the video. The words “Never Forget” appear twice — on the back of the helmets and on the palms of the gloves.
“I remember it like yesterday,” Greg Schiano said during Monday’s press conference. “I was at the board drawing, we were game planning third down for Cal, and it was one of the assistants outside and said that a small commuter plane had just flown into one of the towers.”
“It was really surreal and the only thing I knew to do, I was a young head coach at that time, was to rally the guys. We got all the players in here and just told them this is what’s happening. I don’t know anymore than you do so we just have to stick together and they wanted to stay together, which was a good thing.”
The Scarlet Knights started off the season with a 61-14 victory over Temple. They will now travel to Syracuse and look to make it two in a row to begin the season. The game is set to kick off at 2 P.M.