MINNEAPOLIS -

The University of Minnesota's athletic department announced Thursday that they will honor Jacob Wetterling and grant the request of the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center and the Wetterling family by using the Number 11 in multiple ways on Saturday.

Jacob wore No. 11 when he played soccer and the JWRC and family have asked that people showcase 11 t honor their son and help make the world a better place for children.

Minnesota will distribute stickers with the image above to fans as they enter TCF Bank Stadium for Saturday's game against Indiana State. The Gophers will honor Jacob on the scoreboard during the first half, and Minnesota's Goldy Gopher will wear No. 11 instead of the customary No. 0 during the game.

In addition, the No. 11 graphic will be used on social media on Saturday for all of its competing sports programs.