Oregon Ducks senior offensive tackle Tyrell Crosby, a native of Henderson, Nevada, plans to honor the victims of the mass shooting by donning No. 58 during the game.
— Tyrell Crosby (@Tyrellcrosby) December 15, 2017
Crosby will be playing his final game as a Duck against Boise State in the Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday.
According to Andrew Greif of The Oregonian, Crosby’s homecoming will be a unique experience for a player expected to be taken in the upcoming 2018 NFL draft.
“Tyrell is a very special individual and very talented football player,” new coach Mario Cristobal said Friday. “This is kind of a homecoming for him and obviously the events of the past have really had a tremendous impact on him.”
Crosby previously used his Twitter account to spread messages of hope and offering to promote charities and funds in the aftermath the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history at the Mandalay Bay hotel, where the Ducks have been staying during their bowl trip — 58 lives were taken during the attack.
“This is so much more than a game to me,” Crosby said according to an Oregon press release. “I take a lot of pride in being from Vegas, especially being a football player from Vegas.”
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