Lions Head Coach Dan Campbell Gives Game Ball To Victims Of Oxford High School Shooting

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It’s been awesome to see all of these people who play a high level of sports pay tribute to Tate Myre, the star football player at Oxford high school who was shot and killed while attempting to disarm school shooter Ethan Crumbley.

After the horrible tragedy, a petition was made to rename the Oxford high football stadium to honor Myre.

We saw Michigan wear a maize colored block O with Myre’s number 42 last night, and the Wolverines defeated Iowa in the BIG-TEN championship 42-3.

Then we saw Detroit Lions safety Jalen Elliott, who also wears the number 42 jersey, walk into the stadium with a jersey that had Myre’s last name on the back.

And most recently, the Lions defeated the Vikings 29-27 for their first win of the season, and head coach Dan Campbell payed tribute by giving the game ball to Oxford high school.

According to the Detroit Free Press, Dan Campbell gave his reasoning for the awesome gesture:

“I just, I want us to not forget these names.

Those names, for all those will never be forgotten and they’re in our hearts and prayers, and all the families and not to mention all those that were affected by all of this.

The classmates, the brothers and sisters, the cousins, the teachers, everybody. Coaches.”

Lions quarterback Jared Goff also added:

“Sometimes special things happen in special circumstances and I think you saw that yesterday what Michigan did against Iowa and then us today getting our first win.

You never hope for a tragedy like this, but you hope to be a light for those people and a positive thing that they can have fun watching today.

I hope that they were all watching today and were able to enjoy that win and we can take their minds off it for whatever it may be, three hours.

And I think anytime that  we can do that, it’s a lot bigger than us and I think today was one of those special circumstances that we were able to rise to the occasion and make something special happen.”

 

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