Rice football players march to protest racial injustice

Rice football players marched from Rice Stadium to the Academic Quad Sept. 4 to protest racial injustice.
Rice football players marched from Rice Stadium to the Academic Quad Sept. 4 to protest racial injustice. The team wore matching black shirts with the Rice football logo on the front and “Black Lives Matter” printed across the back.

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much,” said Hanszen College sophomore and linebacker Kebreyun Page as he addressed his fellow teammates through a megaphone. Page was one of several football players to speak once the team reached the quad.

Rice football players marched from Rice Stadium to the Academic Quad Sept. 4 to protest racial injustice.
“As long as we continue to do our part each and every day within our small circle, in our community, in our bubble, we’ll be able to make this change come,” said Wiess College junior and running back Juma Otoviano. “Be the change you want to see, and don’t forget that you’ll never be alone as long as you’re part of this Rice football family.”

(Photos by Jeff Fitlow)

About Katharine Shilcutt

Katharine Shilcutt is a media relations specialist in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.