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Thanks to Michael Strahan, Texas Southern will wear new helmets for its homecoming game against North American University on Saturday.
Yahoo Sports reports the school said Thursday that the Pro Football Hall of Famer and current TV personality donated new helmets for everyone on the roster.
“The Department of the Athletics and the Tiger football program is elated to receive this donation from Michael Strahan,” Texas Southern athletic director Kevin Granger said. “From one TSU alum to another, I want to thank him personally for his generosity and support of our football program.”
Strahan is currently an analyst for Fox’s NFL coverage and is a host on “Good Morning America.” He was a second-round pick in the 1993 NFL draft by the New York Giants after he had 19 sacks in his senior season at the FCS school.
The school said that the helmets are all Riddell Speedflex, the “company’s top-of-the-line helmet and the top performing helmet based on NFL and NFLPA annual safety tests.”
“I want to send a huge shout out and thank you to Michael Strahan for taking care of his alma mater with the donation of the new helmets,” Texas Southern coach Clarence McKinney said.
Texas Southern is 0-3 so far this season but two of those games have come against FBS opponents, facing losses to both Baylor and Rice.
Yahoo Sports reports that as an FCS team, those FBS games help fund the school’s athletic department through the game checks TSU receives for playing in them.
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