Boston College will honor one of its alums, a 9/11 hero, when the team takes the field this Friday against Clemson.
Former Boston College lacrosse player Welles Crowther passed away in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Before dying, Crowther, then 24, saved multiple lives that day, showing incredible courage in the process.
When he played at BC, Crowther was known for his trademark red bandanna under his helmet. An equities trader in the South Tower on 9/11, Crowther wore it around his face to protect him while he saved several people by directing them to safety.
Welles' story "The Man in the Red Bandanna," has become widespread in the years following the attack, and his alma mater will honor him Friday with "Red Bandanna" gear courtesy of Under Armour.
Nice work here by Under Armour and the Eagles. Crowther's heroism deserves to be recognized and remembered as much as possible.
For those of you who have never seen ESPN's feature on Crowther, you can watch it below. Make sure you have tissues handy.
BC and Clemson kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET on Friday. ESPN will broadcast the game.