Michigan State Football Names Tate Myre Honorary Spartan On Signing Day

East Lansing, Michigan, USA - September 17, 2018: Exterior of Spartan Stadium on the Michigan State University campus. Spartan Stadium is the home of the MSU Spartans Football team.

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The Michigan State football program honored Tate Myre, one of the victims who lost their lives in the Oxford High School Shooting, during the early signing period.

On Wednesday, the Spartans named Myre an honorary member of their 2022 class on National Signing Day.

“We are honored to recognize Tate Myre as the first Spartan Dawg of the 2022 class,” Michigan State head coach Mel Tucker said in a video shared on social media. “A Spartan Dawg is defined not by the plays they make on the field, but by the character they exemplify, the leadership they bring to their team and their community, and for extraordinary individuals like Tate Myre, their heroism.”

Tate was tragically shot and killed while trying to disarm the gunman who was open-firing on his classmates. He was one of four victims killed during the attack.

“He had a passion to one day play for Michigan State,” Tucker said. “This passion was paired with an unstoppable drive and follow-through to get there. Tate’s consistency on and off the football field elevated everyone who knew him. Tate is, and always will be, a Spartan Dawg.”

Days before his death, Myre had gone on a visit to the University of Toledo.

Our deepest condolences continue to go out to the families and friends of Tate and the other victims — Hana St. Juliana, Justin Shilling, and Madisyn Baldwin — as they continue to deal with the unthinkable tragedy.

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