A tragic Sunday night shooting at the University of Virginia claimed the lives of three football players and injured several others.
The shooter – Virginia student and former football player Christopher Darnell Jones Jr – reportedly opened fire on a busload of students returning from a school outing.
Three Cavalier football players, Devin Chandler, Lavel Davis Jr. and D’Sean Perry were killed in the incident while two other students suffered serious injuries.
Today, Ian Rapoport announced Washington COs plan to honor Chandler, Davis Jr. and Perry by wearing three helmet decals with their college numbers during Sunday’s game against Houston.
“Sunday the #Commanders will wear three helmet decals – 1, 15 and 41 – to honor Lavel Davis Jr., D’Sean Perry and Devin Chandler, the three UVA football players who lost their lives in the recent tragic shooting,” Rapoport announced Friday .
Several NFL reporters have took note of the franchise’s posh move from Washington this Friday.
The three decal numbers – 1, 15, and 41 – can be seen on the back of each commander’s helmet in the navy blue and Virginia orange colors.
As Washington honors the victims who died on Sunday, another student faces a long road to recovery after sustaining serious injuries in the shooting.
Michael Hollins, a junior running back for Virginia, was intubated on Tuesday although he now remains in stable condition after undergoing two successful surgeries.
The Commanders kick off at 1:00 p.m. EST Sunday against Houston, while Virginia’s Saturday game against Coastal Carolina has been canceled.