All ACC teams to honor UVA with helmet decals

by Ricardo Gutierrez - The ACC announced that all league teams will wear special helmet decals as part of league-wide initiatives to honor the three Virginia football players who were shot and killed earlier this week.

ACC to honor Virginia shooting victims with helmet decals 6:06 PM ET Andrea AdelsonESPN Senior Writer Close ACC reporter. Joined in 2010. Graduate of the University of Florida. In a show of solidarity, the ACC announced Wednesday it will honor Virginia with league-wide initiatives beginning this weekend in the wake of the shooting deaths of three Cavaliers football players. Included among the initiatives are special helmet decals designed by the conference office, and a moment of silence will be observed at all ACC home football games this weekend. The league office has also produced "UVA Strong" graphics for use on video boards and with digital and social media graphics. Editor's Picks Virginia suspect aimed at people, witness says 5h Mark Schlabach After players' deaths, UVA cancels home finale 5h Andrea Adelson UVA coach says team beginning healing process 19h Mark Schlabach 2 Related Devin Chandler , Lavel Davis Jr ., and D'Sean Perry were shot and killed Sunday night on a charter bus after returning from a class trip. Running back Mike Hollins was also shot and remains hospitalized. A fifth student, who is not a football player, was also shot and released from the hospital. Suspected shooter Christopher Darnell Jones Jr., a former Virginia football player, was arrested by police Monday. He was denied bail during his first court hearing Wednesday. Jones, 22, faces three counts of second-degree murder, two counts of malicious wounding and additional gun-related charges. He did not enter a plea Wednesday. Earlier Wednesday, the Cavaliers canceled Saturday's scheduled home game against Coastal Carolina. No decision has been made on the season finale against Virginia Tech on Nov. 26 in Blacksburg.