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Oregon’s pink Phil Knight autographed helmet auctioning for more than 10k

Graham Watson
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Oregon’s pink helmets have taken a lot of grief from fans who think pink has no place in college football, but as we’ve noted in multiple posts, the helmets were for a good cause.

The Ducks wore the pink gear for Breast Cancer Awareness Month and 25 of the helmets were autographed by various people in the Oregon program and are currently up for auction.

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The pink helmet autographed by Nike founder Phil Knight has a day left in its auction and it’s already going for more than $10,000. A helmet autographed by Joey Harrington is up over $7,000 and one autographed by Dan Fouts is worth $2,500. Also, there are several pink helmets that aren’t autographed where the bids are upward of $4,000.

And all of the proceeds from the auctions go to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, which works to find cures for women’s cancers.

So, even you didn’t like the color and didn’t want to see it on the football field, it generated enough attention to provide much-needed funds to a good cause.

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Graham Watson is the editor of Dr. Saturday on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email her at or follow her on Twitter!

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