Steelers running back Benny Snell honors Winton Woods grad Chris Oats on his cleats
— Mr SNELL YA LATER👋🏾 (@benny_snell) December 2, 2022
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Benny Snell honored his teammate from the University of Kentucky, Chris Oats, against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.
Snell had custom cleats that represented the 22 Oats Strong Foundation as part of the NFL's "My Cause My Cleats" program. The program allows play to "have the opportunity to pick a cause that is important to them and represent their chosen organization on custom designed cleats."
Benny Snell’s MCMC for tomorrows game against the falcons. #steelers pic.twitter.com/53hAUu4a7m
— Cody Sabol (@codysabolart) December 4, 2022
Snell, a backup running back for the Steelers, carried the ball six times for 24 yards and caught a pass for 11 yards in Pittsburgh's 19-16 win.
All this kid wanted was to play catch with a Steeler
Benny Snell made it happen pic.twitter.com/cnq9I6hmoB
— Emily Giangreco (@EmilyGiangreco) December 4, 2022
Oats, a former Winton Woods High School star, played at UK with Snell. A stroke in 2020 ended Oats' football career, but fans and teammates have followed his recovery and donated nearly $200,000 to his GoFundMe as he continues to show improvement.
22 Oats Strong was set up to help assist and support families of young stroke victims.
We love these thank you Benny Snell for thinking of your Brother we love you https://t.co/QpxpDYAOJZ
— Kcoats22 (@kcoats22) December 2, 2022
This article originally appeared on Cincinnati Enquirer: Benny Snell honors Kentucky teammate Chris Oats vs. Falcons