Exactly a week after Joe McKnight, 28, was shot and killed in a road rage incident, Chiefs running back Charcandrick West honored the former USC standout and NFL running back, who played for Kansas City in 2014.
After scoring a touchdown against the Raiders in the second quarter, West made his way to the sideline. There, he pulled up his jersey to reveal a white undershirt that had a message written on it.
The message: "LONG LIVE JOE."
Charcandrick West paying tribute to Joe McKnight. #ChiefsKingdompic.twitter.com/gLxEomZzef— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) December 9, 2016
As a high schooler in New Orleans, McKnight was the nation's top-ranked recruit in 2007. He ended up committing to USC, where he racked up 2,755 yards and 15 touchdowns from scrimmage in three seasons.
The Jets drafted him in the fourth round in 2010. In his NFL career, he rushed for 505 yards and picked up 241 yards through the air. He was also a dynamic returner, scoring on two returns. He last played in 2014.
On Dec. 1, McKnight was shot and killed near New Orleans after a dispute at an intersection. According to CBS News, Ronald Gasser, 54, was arrested Monday. He was charged with manslaughter.