Lane Johnson decided to put the (under)dog mask craze to good use last week by selling t-shirts in order to raise money for Philadelphia schools.
It's time to get these limited edition LJ65 shirts! On my site at https://t.co/AOekBupHxc & at @ChickiesnPetes Thurs 7-10pm! ALL proceeds go to @fundPHLschools! #Underdogs #LJ65 #Eagles pic.twitter.com/62x09U8xWv— Lane Johnson (@Lanejohnson65) January 15, 2018
As of last Friday, Jan. 19, the sales had reached over $150,000, according to Johnson (via Jimmy Kempski).
With the dog mask craze only picking up more steam with the Eagles’ advancement to the Super Bowl — Philly opened as underdogs to the Patriots — the NFL decided to make their own version of the shirt.
Eagles defensive end Chris Long — who donated his entire 2017 salary to fund scholarships — was quick to make sure the NFL wasn’t about to profit off the shirts, though.
According to CBS3, the NFL (correctly) gave in to the players’ request.
It’s been said a lot this year but I’ll say it again: the Eagles aren’t merely a good team on the field, they’re also incredibly likeable off it as well.
Long’s charitable efforts from earlier this season have resulted in him being a top five finalist for the Byron “Whizzer” White Award, which is the highest honor that the NFLPA can bestow upon a player.