Three former former Louisville Cardinal football players have stepped up to donate money to help pay for the funeral of former Kentucky quarterback Jared Lorenzen.
Former Cardinal and Louisville native Jamon Brown donated $5,000 from the Jamon Brown Foundation, per Forbes.com.
The current Atlanta Falcon never met Lorenzen, but he as a Kentucky native he knew all about Lorenzen’s career accomplishments.
“I guess you can say he was a legend and in the state of Kentucky, and for me, it’s important to pay respect to those who came before me, whether they played for the University of Kentucky or Louisville,” Brown tells Forbes.com.
Lorenzen passed away last week at the age of 38 after recently being hospitalized with health issues. He leaves behind two young children.
Former Cardinals Chris Redman and Deion Branch have joined Brown in making donations to the Lorenzen family to help with funeral expenses.
“We wanted to be an example of how, no matter if you played for the blue or the red, how important it is for us to come together and support one another, both in and out of sports.
The rivalry between the schools is intense, and it’s great, but at the end of the day, all that doesn’t matter. What matters is that you remember that we’re all in this game of life together, whether you played for the blue or the red.”