If you see any of Tennessee’s football players wearing beads on Saturday against South Carolina, don’t think of it as a fashion statement. It’s actually for a great cause.
Several Tennessee players sent beads and a note to patients in East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. The Vols will wear matching beads when Tennessee hosts South Carolina on Saturday. Tennessee teamed with Beads of Courage, which is a charity that supports children and teens coping with serious illness.
— Antone Davis (@Antone_Davis) November 2, 2015
The above tweet features offensive lineman Mack Crowder and defensive tackle Kahlil McKenzie. The message was sent out by Antone Davis, a former Tennessee offensive lineman who heads up the Vol For Life Program at Tennessee. Davis was a longtime NFL player before retiring. He gained even more fame as a fan favorite on The Biggest Loser television show.