The Pittsburgh Steelers may have suffered a loss to the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday, but the game was an opportunity for defensive end Cam Heyward to honor a fallen friend.
Heyward wore custom cleats Sunday honoring friend Jimmy Rich, who was killed in a car accident in May.
Rich was the longtime personal assistant to movie star Robert Downey Jr. The duo worked on dozens of movies together, including all of Downey’s appearances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Heyward’s cleats depicted Rich holding the Infinity Gauntlet from the Avengers movies, as well as Downey’s Iron Man from the films. Heyward himself is a superhero fanatic.
The cleats were designed by Pittsburgh artist Cody Sabol, who is one of the Steelers players’ go-to artists for custom footwear.