Oxford High School shooting victim Tate Meyer was named an honorary member of the Michigan State football program during signing day on Wednesday. A dedicated soccer player and athlete, the 16-year-old was one of four.When one There was a school shooting last month.
“A Spartan Dawg is defined not by the plays on the field, but by the character he exemplifies, the leadership he brings to his team and his community,” said Michigan head coach Mel Tucker. brings and for exceptional individuals like Tate Meyer, their bravery,” Michigan head coach Mel Tucker said in a video. Posted on Twitter on Wednesday. “Tate is and always will be a Spartan Dawg.”
“Tate Meyer had an unparalleled work ethic, athleticism and love for his teammates,” Tucker said. “He had a passion to play one day for Michigan State. That passion was combined with an unstoppable drive and follow through to get there.”
As a result of the firing, seven people were injured and a community suffered a tragic loss. In the video, Tucker read the names of other shooting victims, pledging that his team would “continue to support the Oxford community in any way we can.”
According to Oxford, Mayer started playing on Oxford’s varsity football team as a freshman and was an honor student. Football. His teammates described him as “a great young man with a bright future and loved by all”.
“Honestly, he was the heart and soul of our team and probably our community,” Oxford High School senior Austin Witt told CBS News’ Nancy Chen. “He is a true hero.”
On December 2, the University of Michigan Wolverines honored Mayer with a “TM42” patch on his uniform, dedicating their Big Ten Championship win to him and the other victims of the Oxford shooting.
Also the Detroit LionsTheir first win of the season for school shooting victims.
“I just want us to not forget those names,” head coach Dan Campbell said. “Madison Baldwin, Hannah St. Juliana, Justin Schilling, Tate Myer, Phoebe Arthur, Jon Sciuto, Riley Franz, Elijah Mueller, Kylie Osage, Aidan Watson and Molly Darnell, who is a teacher.”
“That name, for all of them will never be forgotten and they are in our hearts and in our prayers and all the families and not to mention all the people who have been affected by all of this.”