During the Colts’ game against the Eagles on Sunday, an Indianapolis safety Rodney MacLeod Honoring the three Virginia football players who died in a recent campus shooting. MacLeod wore specially designed cleats, one of which featured the names and numbers of Lavelle Davis Jr., Devin Chandler, and Desian Berry, who died on November 13.
In addition, on the other stud was a poem written on it that read:
“Those we love never go away, they walk by us every day, unseen, unheard but always near, still loved, still missed and dear.”
McLeod attended the University of Virginia from 2008 to 2011 before entering the NFL as an undrafted free agent. Even though he’s been out of college for a decade, MacLeod remains close to his alma mater and college program.
The veteran explained what was going through his mind when he heard what happened in Charlottesville this past weekend.
“It’s hard to see any of your brothers die like that,” MacLeod said across The Indianapolis Star. “Obviously, you send your child to school for an education and for them to live their dreams, and that is all taken away from them in a matter of seconds.”
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