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Florida to add helmet sticker to honor Hurricane Harvey victims

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Look closely at Florida’s uniform for Saturday’s game against Michigan, and fans can spot a tribute to the victims of this week’s Texas flooding.

The Gators will wear a special decal showing a teardrop with a flag of Texas for Saturday’s season opener against the Wolverines at AT&T Stadium in Dallas.

Hurricane Harvey has dumped more than four feet of rain on southeastern Texas, inundating much of the city of Houston and surrounding communities.

Florida is just the most recent program to add a sticker to recognize the victims of the disaster. Mississippi State and Texas A&M announced similar plans earlier this week.

Florida starting wide receiver Tyrie Cleveland is a Houston native, as is backup nickelback Donovan Stiner. Backup quarterback Kyle Trask is from the Houston suburb of Manvel. Linebacker Kylan Johnson is from Dallas; Johnson is listed as a backup but likely would’ve started if nothing for a nagging hamstring injury.

More than 30 people have been confirmed dead and many areas remain underwater. The storm also forced LSU and BYU to relocate their season opener from Houston to the Superdome in New Orleans.

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