Jimbo Fisher’s son, Ethan, donates hair to Locks of Love – Orlando Sentinel

Jimbo and Candi Fisher knew their youngest son, Ethan, wanted to grow his hair for an extended period of time, but they never knew when he would be ready part ways with it.

After all, Ethan’s hair, which grew to about 15 inches long, became synonymous with his appearance to many who know the 12-year-old in the Florida State football program and around town.

But on Tuesday, Ethan finally decided to get a haircut, chopping off about 14 inches of his hair to donate to Locks of Love, a nonprofit organization that provides hairpieces to children dealing with long-term medical hair loss in the United States and Canada.

“He’s growing up, and he wanted to give back,” Candi said. “And it was important to him that it would go to an organization that serves children.”

Ethan Fisher’s hair was inspired by his older brother Trey, 16, who started to grow his hair before Florida State’s 2013 season.

Trey was supposed to cut his hair around the second or third week of the season, but decided not to for superstitious reasons that came to fruition.

The Seminoles won the national title, Jimbo’s first as a head coach, at the end of 2013 season, and eventually won 29 consecutive games that ended in the 2014 Rose Bowl game, one shy of returning to the national title game.

“Well, we didn’t lose for about 2 and a half years,” Jimbo Fisher said with a laugh.