For his first My Cause My Cleats game, Roy Lopez knew instantly what cause he wanted to support.
"My cause was the LPOA: the Latino Peace Officers Association," Lopez said. "Really, my family's very involved in it throughout the Phoenix branch. When I heard about it, I was like, 'Man, I've got to do it. I've got to do it.' I was able to get my family's badge numbers on my right cleat. On my left cleat, I was also able to represent the Houston branch for the LPOA. We put 'GAC, LPOA' on the left cleat for Houston. I'm excited to see them. I'm excited with everybody, and they're going to be pretty cool."
Born in Arizona, the rookie defensive lineman is of Mexican-American descent and is one of just 24 Latinos in the NFL. On Sunday, Lopez will be representing four of his family members, who are officers, during the league's My Cause My Cleats campaign.
"My mom is a police officer, both of my uncles are police officers and my grandpa is a police officer," Lopez said. "They will be the ones represented on my cleat with their badge numbers."
Lopez has recorded 19 tackles (11 solo), 1.0 sack, two tackles for loss, two quarterback hits and one fumble recovery through 12 games with 11 starts this season.
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On Sunday, the Houston Texans will be joining players around the league to raise awareness about a cause close to their hearts by wearing it on their feet. This year, 35 Texans players, along with TORO, Houston Texans Cheerleaders and Deep Steel Thunder, will all be participating in My Cause My Cleats.