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BC Football Honors 9/11 Hero Welles Crowther With Red-Bandanna Themed Jerseys

BOSTON (CBS) -- The Boston College football team will wear red bandanna-themed jerseys in their game against UMass Saturday to honor a former student who died on September 11.

Welles Crowther, a New York native who played lacrosse at BC, was an equity trader who died in the south tower during the World Trade Center attacks 20 years ago. The 24-year-old saved several people from the South Tower of the World Trade Center before the building collapsed.

The 1999 BC graduate was well-known for always having a red bandanna with him, and those he helped rescue said he was wearing it on 9/11.

The jerseys the Eagles will be wearing say "For Welles" on the back. The numbers will be filled with what the bandanna looked like.

BC Football red bandanna full photo
(Photo Credit: Boston College Football)

A documentary about Welles' heroics called "Man In Red Bandana" was released in 2017. Tom Rinaldi, a former ESPN reporter and current Fox Sports reporter, wrote a book about Crowther titled "The Red Bandanna".

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