UCLA football players join #WeWantToPlay movement in support of starting season
Rising redshirt sophomore defensive back Elisha Guidry was UCLA’s lone co-author on the Pac-12 players’ #WeAreUnited letter published Aug. 2. Guidry has since joined forces with the #WeWantToPlay movement of student-athletes from each of the Power Five conferences. (Tanmay Shankar/Daily Bruin senior staff)
By Sam Connon
Aug. 10, 2020 4:12 p.m.
This post was updated Aug. 10 at 4:27 p.m.
With the college football season on the brink of cancellation, student-athletes are making a last-ditch effort to save it.
A group of college football players from the Power Five conferences came together over the weekend to create the #WeWantToPlay movement – calling for the NCAA to create a players’ union and install COVID-19 protections that will allow the 2020 season to commence as planned. More than two dozen UCLA football players either led the charge or simply joined the conversation Monday on Twitter.
The list of players who came out in support of the Pac-12 players’ #WeAreUnited movement over a week ago is even longer, and there are more players who have seemed to hint their support of #WeWantToPlay without any direct interaction with it.
As for the 30 Bruins who came out in support of #WeWantToPlay by either liking, retweeting or tweeting about it on Twitter, the list is as follows:
Jack Landherr IV
Jon Gaines II
Kenny Churchwell III
Mo Osling III
The list will continue to be updated.