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Kain Colter has APU (for All Players United) written on wrist tape during Northwestern’s game with Maine.

College players show solidarity during games

Some football players from Georgia, Georgia Tech and Northwestern had the letters APU – All Players United – written on their gear during Saturday’s games as a show of solidarity that organizers hope will lead to changes in the NCAA.

The National College Players Association, an advocacy group for college athletes, organized All Players United and launched the campaign Saturday.

Georgia Tech quarterback Vad Lee had APU written on his wrist tape, as did several other Yellow Jackets during their 28-20 home win against North Carolina.

Georgia Tech defensive end Jeremiah Attaochu also had APU written on his wrists and said he heard about the plan from a teammate.

“It was briefly explained to me before the game,” Attaochu said. “It’s a campaign for NCAA reform.”

ESPN reported that Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter also had APU written on his wrist tape, and some Georgia offensive linemen had it written on their gear.

The NCPA, founded by former UCLA football player Ramogi Huma, has been pushing for better health care of college athletes, more scholarship money, and to lift NCAA restrictions on legitimate employment and players’ ability to directly benefit from commercial opportunities.

The NCPA says the goals of the All Players United campaign are:

•Demonstrate unity among college athletes and fans from different campuses seeking NCAA reform.

•Show support for the players who joined concussion lawsuits against the NCAA.

•Show support for the players who joined the O’Bannon v. NCAA, EA Sports lawsuit regarding the use of players’ images/likeliness.

•Stand behind individual players being harmed by NCAA rules.

•Direct a portion of more than $1 billion in new TV revenue to guarantee basic protections, including guaranteed scholarship renewals for permanently injured players.

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