Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 12/25/12
The Virginia Tech football team will be wearing decals on their helmets that read "Prevail," as a tribute to the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. The gesture comes from a school that understands the senseless loss of life firsthand.  In 2007, a gunman killed 32 students on Tech's Blacksburg campus. The decal will also feature the number 58 — the combined murder count from both shootings. The VT football will wear the stickers Friday on their plum-colored helmets in the Russell Athletic Bowl against Rutgers in Orlando.  The ribbon's design — half green and half orange with the initials "VT" and "SH" — is a mix of Virginia Tech's and Sandy Hook's school colors.
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