The NFL has been busy, but it seems like a great time to revisit one of its more memorable moments.
The All-Pro running back who played a big role in the franchise’s winning season in the 2010s, Isaiah Crowel, was the first to show up in a red and white jersey during the All-American game, wearing a red jersey that was worn by former All-Stars Ray Lewis and Reggie Bush.
“It’s been an honor to wear that jersey, to have that opportunity,” Crowell said.
“I feel so blessed to be able to be a part of this tradition.
It’s been a lot of fun.
And I’m going to keep trying to do the same.”
Crowell’s teammates, along with the team’s ownership, had already worn red for the national anthem, which drew a ton of attention to the team in a year that was tumultuous for the league.
The most iconic moment in the All America game came in 2012 when quarterback Drew Brees, who was the No. 1 pick in the draft, made the first-ever “Pray for Colin” gesture.
That led to some controversy as some players refused to kneel during the anthem.
But after a heated debate and several days of protests and national anthem protests, the league finally voted to allow players to remain seated during the game.
Crowel, who has played in two Pro Bowls, also led the New Orleans Saints to a Super Bowl victory in 2017.