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Here is the special helmet @unlvfootball will wear Saturday in tribute to the victims and in honor of the heroes from Sunday. #VegasStrong https://t.co/ojJ49mhSFl2017-10-4 23:31:01
UNLV's football squad will host San Diego State with heavy hearts this Saturday. Instead of their logo, the Rebels will wear a red ribbon decal in honor of victims of Sunday night's mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip.
According to the school's website, they will also hold a pregame ceremony in tribute to victims and community first responders.
"While football is just a game, it can also serve as a rallying point of unity and allow all of us to recognize the incredible heroism displayed by so many this week," UNLV director of athletics Desiree Reed-Francois said, per the official news release. "We are all extremely proud of our community's response over the last couple of days."
Fifty-nine people were killed and over 500 others suffered injuries when a gunman opened fire on a concert from his hotel room. It is the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
University of Nevada head coach Jay Norvell also announced that his team will wear a helmet decal for the remainder of the season.