MSU football players pay tribute to Virginia Tech victims

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan State football players honored two-time All-American George Webster and the victims of the Virginia Tech shootings during Saturday's Green-White spring game.
To honor Webster, who died of heart failure Thursday, a black stripe covered the Spartan logo on the right side of the players' helmets. Webster ruled the Big Ten as a roverback from 1964-66. His championship teams went 19-1-1 in his last two seasons.
A Virginia Tech logo was displayed on the back left side of the helmet in honor of the 32 victims of Monday's massacre on the Blacksburg, Va., campus.
"This was an appropriate way to honor this fallen Spartan," head coach Mark Dantonio said. "George Webster is one of the greatest players in the history of Michigan State football, and his legacy will live forever. He also is widely recognized as one of the greatest defensive players to ever play the college game.
"We also felt strongly about remembering the Virginia Tech victims. A tragedy like that reminds us all just how precious life is."


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