Carolina Panthers linebacker Nic Harris has posed for the NOH8 Campaign, which raises awareness and funds for gay rights causes, including ending California's 2008 voter-approved gay marriage ban, Proposition 8.

The NOH8 Campaign, which is helmed by photographer-activist Adam Bouska and his partner Jeff Parshley, photographs celebrities and everyday folks with their mouths duct taped and the campaign's familiar “NOH8” slogan often written on one cheek.

In his photograph, the 24-year-old Harris poses shirtless, wearing neon-blue athletic gloves and holding a football, and appears to be blocking hate.

Harris is not the first NFL athlete to pose for the campaign. New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie and Arizona Cardinals linebacker Isaac Keys have, as well.

Former NFL defensive lineman Esera Tavai Tuaolo, who announced in 2002 that he's gay on HBO's Real Sports, also recently posed for the campaign.

The campaign received a huge boost in January when NCIS star Pauley Perrette wore a strapless dress that featured the NOH8 Campaign's logo to the People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles.