Winston-Salem State to honor injured teammate with decal on helmet

A lot has been said about Winston-Salem State’s new football helmets this season, specifically on this site. But the latest addition to WSSU’s helmets definitely gets our seal of approval.

WSSU will wear a no. 28 decal on its helmet during Saturday’s game against Elizabeth City State in the Down East Classic in Rocky Mount, according to WSSU AD Tonia Walker’s Facebook post. The decal is designed to honor Marquise Gaddy, a freshman safety who is in serious condition after suffering multiple neck fractures during practice on Wednesday.

The 18-year-old from Charlotte suffered three spinal fractures–two in his C2 vertebra and one in  the C1, according to his family.

“He can wiggle his toes and he can pull his legs up which is a good sign,” his father, Juan, told the Winston-Salem Journal. “His right side is stronger than his left side but we’ve helped him do some rehab already with trying to get movement. But he is in a lot of pain, and that’s part of why he is on so much medicine.”

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