Washington State to honor late school president on 2015 unis

When the Washington State Cougars take the field for the 2015 college football season, they will be doing so with a very special tribute on their uniforms. The exact tribute was announced on Wednesday afternoon.

The school’s official Twitter account released photos of the new jerseys and helmets which feature a patch reading, “ESF.”

Washington State’s patch is to honor university president Elson Floyd, who passed away from cancer this summer just two weeks after he took a leave of absence because of his health.

The white patch will feature his initals in black lettering.

It is a simple gesture from the football team, but it is touching and it will go a long way in keeping his memory alive.

Check out the patches the Cougars will wear below.

Washington State kicks off their 2015 campaign on Sept. 5 against Portland State.

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*Featured Photo (above) credit to USA TODAY Sports

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