KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The NFL honored the three University of Virginia football players that were slain in November as the honorary first players selected in the draft.
The families of Lavel Davis Jr., D’Sean Perry, and Devin Chandler were presented jerseys with their names and the No. 23 on them before a crowd of more than 100,000 in front of Kansas City’s Union Station.
Christopher Darnell Jr., a former walk-on with the Cavaliers’ football team, is accused of opening fire on a charter bus as he and other students arrived back on campus after seeing a play and having dinner together in Washington, D.C.
Two others were injured during the shooting, including running back Mike Hollins. Hollins has since been released from the hospital and returned to practice towards the end of March.