Bobby Roundtree was a standout defensive end on the Fighting Illini Football team in 2017-2018. In May of 2019, Bobby suffered a severe spinal injury near his home in Largo, Florida. On the long road to rehabilitation, Bobby began posting videos and updates throughout his rehabilitation and physical therapy. 97 Strong quickly became one of the most inspiring campaigns on all of social media. Bobby inspired countless people during his recovery process. He was a true champion on and off of the field.
Prior to his passing, Bobby had collaborated with Gameday Spirit to create an original Nike T-shirt meant to inspire others to always stay #97Strong. We are honored to re-release our 97 Strong collaboration, in partnership with Bobby’s mother. Profits from the sales will go to Bobby’s family to help with ongoing expenses and future endeavors to continue the Bobby Roundtree legacy.
The Nike Core Cotton Tee is made of pure cotton for all-day comfort and lasting wear. Durable rib knit crew neck with interior taping. Heat transfer label for tag-free comfort. Double-needle stitching throughout. Contrast heat transfer Swoosh design trademark on left sleeve. Made of 4.4-ounce, 80/20 ring spun cotton/polyester (Dark Grey Heather).