Tory Taylor honors his coaches with an incredible cause

Published: Sep. 29, 2021 at 11:59 AM CDT
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IOWA CITY, Iowa (KCRG) - A lot of athletes have T-shirts out there to make money off their name, image and likeness. Iowa punter Tory Taylor has one too, it says “punting is winning.” But the proceeds from the T-shirt sales aren’t going to him, they’re going to Count the Kicks to help save babies.

Count the Kicks is a simple way to monitor your baby’s well-being. Offensive Coordinator Brian Ferentz and his wife Nikki lost their daughter Savvy at 21 weeks, five days of gestation.

“I know it’s close to Coach Ferentz and his son Brian that was the reason behind it. They have made a big impact on my life,” Taylor said. “I know a lot of money gets donated to the [Stead Family] Children’s Hospital. I thought about that, but it’s kind of ironic, ‘count the kicks.’ I thought what an organization to donate the money to. Everyone get out and buy a T-shirt.”

The “Punting is Winning” T-shirts have been very popular. Taylor sees them in the stands and on Twitter.

“I try not to get distracted during the games, but a lot of people are screaming out my name during the game and showing me the T-shirts,” Taylor said. “Like I said before, I really appreciate you going out and buy one because like I said it is going to a great cause.”

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