October is breast cancer awareness month, even in the National Football League (NFL). Everything will be pink: cleats, gloves, wristbands, goal posts -- even the coin for the coin toss -- to promote A Crucial Catch: Annual Screening Saves Lives, a joint campaign with the American Cancer Society to educate women 40 and older about the importance of having an annual mammogram. But many of the ball players have a personal, not just professional, reason for getting involved.
DeAngelo Williams has several family members impacted by breast cancer, including his mom, who is a survivor, and his three aunts, who passed away. He captains the "Williams Warriors Pink Panthers" -- a team of more than 500 members who participate annually in Charlotte’s Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.