Washington Commanders Honoring UVA Shooting Victims With Helmet Decals
The Washington Commanders will pay tribute to the three UVA football players who were tragically gunned down on campus last weekend … by putting three stickers on their helmets for their game on Sunday.
The team just announced the homage … revealing decals with the numbers 1, 15 and 41 — the jersey digits of D’Sean Perry, Lavel Davis and Devin Chandler — will be placed on the back of their players’ headgear while the team attempts to get a win over the Houston Texans.
“Our hearts are with @UVAFootball and the UVA community affected by the tragedy,” the team said in a tweet while unveiling the uniform honor.
The Commanders added the hashtags #UVAStrong and #FootballIsFamily.
Perry, Davis and Chandler were all killed on a bus on Sunday night after they had returned from a class field trip. Two others, including Cavaliers running back Mike Hollins, were injured in the shooting as well — though they’re both expected to survive.
Former UVA football player Juan Thornhill, a safety for the Chiefs, announced earlier this week he, too, will be paying tribute to the victims on NFL Sunday this weekend … wearing a pair of custom cleats with homages to Perry, Davis and Chandler all over them.
The Univ. of Virginia, meanwhile, canceled its Saturday football game against Coastal Carolina following the deaths. It still has yet to make a determination on the status of its season finale against Virginia Tech on Nov. 26.
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