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Kyle Chander, the actor who played Coach Eric Taylor for five stellar seasons on Friday Night Lights, is lending his time and talent to support Texas volunteer fire department, which have been drained by a season of intense drought and wildfires. The actor recently taped a series of “We Care” public service announcements that will begin airing this fall to help raise money for – and encourage participation in – volunteer fire departments. “Kyle is stepping up in a big way to help raise funds and awareness for volunteer fire departments all across our state,” says Chris Barron, Executive Director of the State Firemen’s and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas. “We’re thrilled to have the added star power to draw additional attention to a critical cause.” If you’re a fan of Kyle Chandler, you might also want to check out the East Dillon Lions Football tee-shirt the actor wore on-screen – it’s available for auction at VIP Fan Clubs. The site also has wardrobe items worn on the series by other cast members, including Connie Britton, Taylor Kitsch, Minka Kelly and many others in the Friday Night Lights section of VIP Fan Auctions!