The NFL announced on Wednesday that over 200 players, coaches and executives would participate in a new player-led initiative to celebrate international diversity.
Players across the league will have an opportunity to wear a decal on their helmets of a flag of a specific country or territory that represents their nationality or cultural heritage. Players are eligible to wear a decal if they lived in the country or territory for at least two years or have a parent or grandparent who was born there.
Players will wear these decals across Week 4 and Week 5.
“The NFL is proud of the extensive collection of nationalities and heritage of its players across the League,” said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, via press release. “We recognize the many cultures they represent and the excitement they bring to their home fans, which ultimately helps grow our game.”
A total of five Kansas City Chiefs players are among those set to participate:
George Karlaftis – Greece
DT Derrick Nnadi – Nigeria
WR JuJu Smith-Schuster – Samoa
OT Prince Tega Wanogho – Nigeria
CB Joshua Williams – St. Kitts and Nevis