Michigan State Football Players Will Spend Their Bye Week in Houston Helping Flood Victims

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The Michigan State Spartans have a bye next weekend. However, you won’t see many players partying around campus. So far at least 20 football players have signed up to travel to Houston and help with the Hurricane Harvey relief effort currently underway.

The trip will be made in conjunction with the #LansingStrong4TX campaign launched by Lansing mayor Virg Bernero. Players will help distribute items donated through the campaign and provide other assistance where needed.

The devastation inflicted by Hurricane Harvey is a very personal matter to some players on the team. Guard Tyler Higby and wide receiver Darrell Stewart Jr. are both from Houston. Last week Higby told 247Sports that “it’s been kind of hard to be away from it and see my friends and family and not being able to do anything about it.”

Now Higby will be able to do something. And he’ll have a lot of help.

Precise details of the Spartans’ trip to Texas are still being worked out. However, assistant head coach Mark Staten told the Lansing State Journal that they will probably leave next Thursday, after playing Western Michigan this weekend.

As 247Sports pointed out, Spartans football players have not had consecutive days off since July. The fact that so many of them are now giving up their weekend off to go help people in need is pretty darn impressive.

Hat Tip – [FTW]

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