Student-athletes at FIU, from liberos to long snappers, have public service obligations. Several football team members will be making their open Saturday a Service Saturday.
Sixteen football players -- Lamarq Caldwell, Akil Dan-Fodio, Jordan Gibbs, Ya’Keem Griner, Randy Harvey, De’Shawn Hazziez, Derrick Jones, Ian Koch, Matt Larrubia, Richard Leonard, T.J. Lowder, Jonathan Pavlov, Byron Pinkston, Fred Porter, Luis Rosado and Cory White -- will help direct the chaos at Saturday afternoon's "Big Bowl," a Big Brothers & Big Sisters flag football event that begins at noon.
Starting at 10 a.m., over at NFL Youth Education Center, Imarjaye Albury, Glenn Coleman, Junior Delpe, Isame Faciane, E.J. Hilliard, De’Andre Japser, Markeith Russell, Dominique Rhymes, Jonnu Smith and Jairus Williams will be helping at a Pediatric Wellness Day, aimed at building and maintaining the health of our increasingly sedentary youth (and I say that as a parent of an 8-year-old who loves her swimming and gymnastics, but also her video games).
And speaking of service, current and former members of The Service will receive complimentary tickets to the Nov. 2 home game against East Carolina, now dubbed Military Appreciation Day.
Former running back in the program Jakhari Gore had no action taken on the charges against him from the incident in August. Gore's hearing was Friday morning.