Incredible Derrick Thomas story

This is worth the read.

“When the accident happened and Derrick passed away, we took all his equipment and put it in a trunk and locked it away,” Wright said this week. “We figured someday his mom or the Hall of Fame would want it. But with this game coming up for Derrion, I just got the idea in the back of my mind that maybe this was the special moment and we should open the trunk. Derrion came by, and I said, ‘You got something a little extra for Rockhurst? This is a big game.’ And I gave him his dad’s shoulder pads. It was, well, it was very emotional for both me and him.”

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