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Commanders Will Wear Helmet Decals Sunday To Honor UVA Shooting Victims

Washington Commanders helmets.

Washington Commanders helmets

A tragic shooting late-Sunday night at the University of Virginia took the lives of three football players and left several others injured. 

The shooter - Virginia student and ex-football player Christopher Darnell Jones Jr - reportedly opened fire upon on a bus full of students returning from a school field trip. 

Three Cavalier football players, Devin Chandler, Lavel Davis Jr., and D'Sean Perry were killed in the incident while two other students suffered substantial injuries. 

Today, Ian Rapoport announced that the Washington Commanders plan to honor Chandler, Davis Jr., and Perry by wearing three helmet decals with their collegiate numbers during Sunday's game against Houston. 

"On 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 made note of the classy move from the Washington franchise this Friday.

The three decal numbers - 1, 15, and 41 - can be seen on the backside of each Commanders' helmet in Virginia's navy blue and orange colors. 

While Washington will honor the passed victims Sunday, another student faces a long road to recovery after sustaining critical injuries in the shooting. 

Michael Hollins, a junior running back for Virginia, was intubated Tuesday although he now remains in stable condition after undergoing two successful surgeries. 

The Commanders will kick off Sunday at 1:00pm EST against Houston, while Virginia's game Saturday versus Coastal Carolina has been cancelled.