Oxford High School Shooting: Michigan Wolverines, Detroit Lions Set to Honor Victims
NS Michigan Wolverines The football team and the Detroit Lions Team will both pay tribute to the victims of the Oxford High School shootings on Saturday and Sunday. The Lions will wear special t-shirts, hats and helmet decals during their Week 13 game against the Minnesota Vikings while the Werewolves will wear a memorial sticker during the Big Ten Championship Game against Iowa Hawkeyes, According to a report by Tom VanHaaren of ESPN.
The Michigan memorial sticker is in the shape of Oxford’s “Block O” and features four hearts along with the initials and number of Oxford football player Tate Myre. Myre, a returning star who is looking to play college football at a middle school, was one of the students who died.
In total, four students at Oxford were killed and seven injured after a 15-year-old student opened fire on his classmates. The suspect, Ethan Crumbley, was charged with four counts of first-degree murder and being charged as an adult.
In addition to the various tributes that will be worn by the Lions, there will also be a moment of silence before the start of their NFC North division match.
“Those guys are on our minds, so we wanted to represent them on Sunday,” Lions head coach Dan Campbell said, according to ESPN. “I know there will be a group of students, children and affected people who will be watching this game, so right now it’s the best way to help them.”
Many members of the Lions have ties to Oxford, such as Campbell, full-back Alex Anzalone and defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn intersecting with Zach Line while at the New Orleans Saints. Line, a former NFL Fullback and a native of Oxford, currently the head coach of the high school football team.
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