Chris Johnson pays tribute to Newtown victims on ‘Monday Night Football’

Yeremiah Bell #37 of the New York Jets dives in an attempt to tackle Chris Johnson #28 of the Tennessee Titans on a 94 yard touchdown rush at LP Field on December 17, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

Yeremiah Bell #37 of the New York Jets dives in an attempt to tackle Chris Johnson #28 of the Tennessee Titans on a 94 yard touchdown rush at LP Field on December 17, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson was so moved by the tragic school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut last Friday that he decided to pay tribute in his own way last night on Monday Night Football against the New York Jets.

Johnson chose to write the names of each of the victims on his playing cleats along with “RIP SHES” and a cross on each shoe. SHES refers to Sandy Hook Elementary School, where the incident occurred.

“Kind of heartbroken, so just something to try to give back and show tribute to those families knowing how much they hurt,” Johnson said. “And a situation where on Monday Night Football everybody around the world is watching.”

A detailed view of running back Chris Johnson #28 of the Tennessee Titans cleats that show the names of the victims of the mass shooting (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

A detailed view of running back Chris Johnson #28 of the Tennessee Titans cleats that show the names of the victims of the mass shooting (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

As fate would have it, the night was captivated by Johnson’s 94-yard touchdown run in the second quarter of the game that proved to be the deciding factor in the 14-10 victory.

The New York Jets players also had SHES decals on their helmets last night.

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