Lions security Jalen Elliott paid tribute Sunday to the late Tate Myre, one of many 4 college students killed in Tuesday’s deadly school shooting at Oxford Excessive Faculty in Michigan.
Elliott, who was signed to the Lions’ lively roster final month, wore his No. 42 jersey with Myre’s title as he entered Ford Area earlier than the sport in opposition to the Vikings. Myre additionally wore No. 42 on Oxford’s soccer staff.
Myre was killed as he reportedly tried to disarm the accused shooter, 15-year-old Ethan Crumbley, in Tuesday’s rampage. Myre was simply 16 years outdated.
Along with Myre, Madisyn Baldwin, 17, Hana St. Juliana, 14, and Justin Shilling, 17, had been additionally misplaced within the tragedy.
As of Sunday, almost 250,000 people have signed a Change.org online petition to rename the college’s stadium in Myre’s honor.
“Tate is not only a hero to his fellow college students at Oxford highschool however a legend, his act of bravery needs to be remembered without end and handed down by way of generations,” a message reads on the petition’s web page.
Earlier than Elliott’s tribute Sunday, the College of Michigan soccer staff additionally honored Myre on Saturday evening, with the Wolverines carrying a patch on their proper shoulders for the Huge Ten title sport. The patch was formed just like the Oxford “O,” according to Sporting News, and in addition featured Myre’s initials and uniform quantity.
Michigan also defeated Iowa, 42-3.
“It was 42 factors once we all regarded up there,” coach Jim Harbaugh stated. “Describe that.”
Myre’s household and coaches also served as honorary captains for Saturday’s sport.
On Sunday, the Lions and Vikings will each have “O” decals for Oxford on their helmets.