UTES & WOUNDED WARRIORS

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Today is the big game between Utah and TCU. The winner of this contest between these two undefeated teams, will not only win the Mountain West, but may become the first non-BCS team to play in the BCS national championship game. As big as this game’s outcome is, it’s the uniforms the Utes will be wearing in support of America's troops that is the real story.

The Utes will be wearing a special black and camouflage uniform to raise awareness for the Wounded Warrior Project. Instead of last names on the back the uniforms, they will have military core values such as courage and duty. Fans can purchase the jerseys online and at local stores, part of the proceeds will be donated to the Wounded Warriors Project.

U.S. Army Maj. Ted Putnam and retired Army veterans Adam Mattis and Terrance Peterson will serve as honorary captains for the Utes. All three were injured by an IED explosion in 2005 and have had multiple surgeries since. They will be with the team at the stadium and will join the captains for the coin toss.

The primary weapon of our enemy in Iraq and Afghanistan is the IED. This weapon has left many with serious injuries that will be with them all their lives. I endorse few charities, but the Wounded Warriors Project is top notch. As a Utes fan I was overjoyed to see them involved in this worthy cause.

Yes, I have ordered a jersey and I will be watching the game. Go Utes!

Parnell Tator

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