The UCF Equipment team has a habit of outdoing itself week after week, but for the American Athletic Conference Championship against Memphis, they have won everything by honoring the Knights’ injured QB, McKenzie Milton:
On the front of the helmet, where normally each player’s home area code is displayed, every player will sport an 808 - the area code of Milton’s native Hawai’i.
On the back, they will all wear 10HANA stickers.
I’m not crying. You’re crying.
Several fans on Twitter suggested something like this after last week, but to see it come to fruition makes any fan with a pulse melt.
Saturday will be an emotional day when the UCF Knights take on Memphis with the conference championship on the line. We don’t know to what extent UCF will play with their hearts on their sleeves. But they’ll definitely be playing with their hearts on their helmets.