Jaguars tight end Tyler Eifert wears David Dorn's name on back of helmet

by Bryan Brammer · Sep 14th, 2020 2:27 pm

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Last Updated Sep 15th, 2020 at 10:46 am

Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Tyler Eifert paid tribute to slain police officer David Dorn during his Week 1 game against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.

Eifert placed a decal of Dorn's name on the back of his helmet right below the number 88. Dorn was a 77-year-old retired police captain who was killed outside a pawn shop during the riots in St. Louis in June.

In July, the NFL announced it would allow players to wear helmet decals that pay tribute to "African-American victims of racism" and "police officers slain in the line of duty."

Eifert's support for Dorn is not the first time he has sought to honor first responders and military personnel on the field. During the 2017 outcry over NFL players kneeling during the national anthem, Eifert announced on Twitter that he would wear fallen NFL-veteran-turned-Army Ranger Pat Tillman's name on his cleats.


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