But after a little nudging and donations from fans to the non-profit organization that totaled $1,300 in just ten minutes, the three upperclassman football players knew what they had to do.
After 2001: A Space Odyssey blared over the loudspeakers and a countdown from the crowd, Moore, Nunn and Jerideau sat and smiled as their hair hit the floor.
Moore, a starting wide receiver last year, bravely shaved away the dreadlocks that he says took him five years to grow.
Nunn, the Gamecocks' starting left tackle, later shaved the head of his brother Brock, who is a cancer survivor. Brock was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia at eight-months-old, and was given zero percent chance of survival at the time, but today is healthy and thriving.
"We're just fortunate to have my little brother here today," Kyle told WISTV. "He had a zero percent chance of living."
The St. Baldrick's Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives.
The foundation raises money by having events where participants shave their heads for cancer awareness.
As of Sunday afternoon, Saturday's event had raised $47,502.00 towards cancer research. You can donate to St. Baldrick's too by going here.
The South Carolina football team has also been heavily involved with the Children's Chance Organization, which helps family's face pediatric cancer.
Last week, member of the South Carolina baseball team shaved their heads to help raise awareness for CAMP KEMO, a weeklong summer camp for patients with cancer, ages 5–18 and their siblings.
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