Major Football Teams Pull Off Classy Gesture For Killed UVA Players

The major college football teams in Virginia will pull off a classy gesture for the murdered UVA players.

Liberty, Old Dominion, JMU and Virginia Tech – the other FBS programs in the state – will wear a special helmet decal to honor Lavel Davis Jr., Devin Chandler and D’Sean Perry.

The three University of Virginia players were murdered Sunday night in a shooting on UVA’s campus. Alleged gunman Christopher Darnell Jones Jr. is in custody and facing multiple murder charges.

The UVA community has been doing its best to heal and process the shocking and horrific tragedy. UVA’s weekend game against Coastal Carolina has already been canceled and it’s unclear if the team will take the field again this season.

D’Sean Perry was murdered in a Sunday night shooting on UVA’s campus. (Photo by Bryan Bennett/Getty Images)

Now, the other major programs in the state will wear a special decal honoring the lives and memories of the three young men killed.

Obviously, it won’t take away anyone’s pain, but it is a reminder some things are simply bigger than sports. When tragedy strikes, rivalries are put aside, and we’re reminded some things are bigger than sports.

Virginia cancels Coastal Carolina game after killings. (Credit: UVA Football)
Virginia cancels Coastal Carolina game. (Credit: UVA Football)

Hopefully, UVA’s community continues to heal from this shocking act of evil. The entire state is showing a lot of unity, and that’s great to see in a situation like this one. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the entire UVA campus and the friends and family of everyone else impacted.

Written by David Hookstead

David is a college football fanatic who foolishly convinces himself every season the Wisconsin Badgers will finally win a national title. Has been pretending to be a cowboy ever since the first episode of Yellowstone aired.

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