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Photo: Boston College Football Will Honor Welles Crowther With Special Helmets And Accessories On Saturday

One of the most inspiring stories that came out of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 was the story of Welles Crowther, an equity trader in New York City who saved the lives of at least a dozen people before passing away during the collapse of the World Trade Center's South Tower. He earned the nickname of the "Man in the Red Bandana" due to the red bandanna he put around his nose and mouth to protect himself from smoke.

Prior to working in New York, Crowther played lacrosse at Boston College, where he wore a red bandana under his helmet. Now, 13 years later, the Eagles are going to honor Crowther with special helmets, gloves, socks, cleats, hoodies, and t-shirts during the team's matchup against USC in Chestnut Hill on Saturday night. 

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If you'd like to see more of the gear BC plans on wearing for the game, click here, and if you haven't seen the ESPN piece on Crowther's story, you should definitely take 15 minutes and watch, because it's the best thing you'll watch today.

The matchup between the Eagles and the Trojans will kick off at 8:00 P.M. on ESPN and WatchESPN.