Michigan Wolverines Honor Tate Myre, Oxford Shooting Victims With Jersey Patch12/05/2021
12:32 PM PT — The Detroit Lions will also honor Myre and the other victims of the tragic shooting … with head coach Dan Campbell revealing the team will wear t-shirts, hats and a helmet decal during their Sunday game vs. the Minnesota Vikings.
Oxford High football player Tate Myre — who died heroically attempting to stop the tragic school shooting — will be remembered when #2 Michigan takes the field in the Big Ten Championship this weekend … with the team wearing a jersey patch in his honor.
Michigan made the announcement on Thursday … saying, “Our uniforms will feature a special logo during Saturday’s Big Ten Championship Game.”
Myre’s initials and jersey number will be featured on the patch … as well as a heart for each of the four victims of the tragedy.
“The shape is of Oxford’s ‘Block O’, meant to honor all victims, survivors, and community members,” the team added.
“I was told that everybody in that school was running one way, and Tate was running the other way,” Myre’s football and wrestling coach Ross Wingert told the Detroit Free Press.
“I know Tate chose to do what he thought was right and he made the ultimate sacrifice.”
The 16-year-old had interest in playing at the next level — just days before the tragedy, Myre was at the University of Toledo football game as a potential recruit.
There’s currently a petition to rename the Oxford football stadium in his name, which has reached over 202,000 signatures.
“We are proud to represent that state of Michigan and all of its communities,” the team said.
Oxford H.S. is an hour north of UM. The Wolverines will face #15 Iowa in Indianapolis on Saturday for the Big Ten title.
Originally Published — 7:27 AM PT
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