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Pittsburgh native, Eagles player reportedly putting Antwon Rose Jr.'s name on helmet Sunday

PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia Eagles running back and Pittsburgh native Miles Sanders is reportedly putting Antwon Rose Jr.'s name on the back of his helmet for Sunday’s season opening matchup against the Washington Football Team.

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According to a report in USA Today, Sanders is hoping to bring awareness to the issue of police brutality through the move. Rose Jr. was shot and killed by a police officer two years ago after he ran from a traffic stop conducted in connection with a drive-by shooting investigation. The officer who pulled the trigger was found not guilty in the shooting death.

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The name will appear in green letters on the white rubber at the bottom of the back of his helmet.

Sanders attended Woodland Hills High School before choosing to play at Penn State University.

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