Chris Rodriguez Jr. is trying to boost his stock for the NFL Draft during the Reese’s Senior Bowl this week. He’s also honoring his late mother in a special way for Saturday’s game.

On Friday, Jim Nagy — Executive Director of the Senior Bowl — referenced Rodriguez losing his mother unexpectedly on Jan. 11. Rodriguez’s mother also battled Lupus with the awareness color for Lupus being purple.

To honor his mom, Rodriguez will don a purple mask on his traditional blue Kentucky helmet in the game. Nagy also revealed LSU provided an assist by loaning rodriguez the facemask. A very cool story all the way around.

Rodriguez finished his career with 3,643 rushing yards and 33 rushing touchdowns for the Wildcats. He ranks 3rd on Kentucky’s all-time rushing list.

Saturday’s Senior Bowl will be broadcast at 2:30 pm ET on the NFL Network.