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BC football uniforms to honor 9/11 hero

The Boston College football team will don special accessories trimmed in a red bandanna design in honor of 9/11 hero Welles Remy Crowther during Saturday night’s game against the ninth-ranked USC Trojans at Alumni Stadium.

A 1999 BC grad and former Eagles lacrosse player, Crowther, a New York equities trader working in 104th floor of the South Tower at the World Trade Center, was credited with saving a dozen people before losing his own life when the South Tower collapsed on Sept. 11, 2001.

Crowther wore his signature red bandanna, given to him by his father, Jefferson, that he always wore beneath his uniform, when he raced back up the tower to help rescue more survivors before the tower collapsed.


The BC athletic department will give out 6,000 red bandannas to its students during the USC game while BC’s football players will wear Under Armour shoes, socks, gloves with a red bandanna pattern and helmets with the red bandanna floral stripe.

BC’s coaching staff will wear special Under Armour apparel featuring a red bandanna design in honor of Crowther, for whom BC’s live eagle mascot, Welles, was named last year.

Crowther’s parents, Allison and Jefferson, and his two younger sisters, Honor Fagan and Paige Crowther, will be on hand for the 8 p.m., ESPN-televised game, which BC has deemed a “Service Day’’ game, celebrating the many groups and individuals from the BC community who give back to the community.