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 Athletics (@WSUCougars) August 26, 2015
Washington State kicks off their 2015 campaign on Sept. 5 against Portland State.
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