Sean Merriman, web editor, November 6, 2014

Former Nebraska standout Roy Helu Jr., who now plays for the Washington Redskins, has had one of the more unique hairstyles in the NFL over the past couple of years.

Now, Helu Jr. is sporting more of a traditional hair style, and it's for a great cause.

Helu Jr. made the decision to cut off his signature ponytail the last weekend in October and donate it to the American Cancer Society in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

?There?s a sense of fulfillment in knowing that this hair will go to hopefully offer a glimpse of hope in some way to a woman who can?t grow her hair all the way back,? Helu Jr. told, the official blog of the Washington Redskins. ?And also knowing that you?re getting in on something bigger than yourself. There?s already an organization set up where it?s as easy as you cutting your hair you?ve grown and sending it off. It?s nice."

Helu Jr. is hoping that his decision to donate his hair will bring joy to those battling breast cancer and may not be able to grow their own hair.