Former Louisville player donates $5K to help with Jared Lorenzen's funeral expenses
The funeral for former Kentucky QB Jared Lorenzen is set for Wednesday, and it is likely to be well-attended, as Lorenzen is one of the most-popular players in Kentucky history.
The former quarterback touched a lot of lives, including some from Louisville, one of the Wildcats’ biggest rivals.
In fact, former Louisville OL Jamon Brown, who now plays for the Atlanta Falcons, will donate $5,000 to help cover costs from Lorenzen’s funeral. Per Forbes.com, Brown said it’s important to respect those who played in the Bluegrass State:
“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 said in a telephone interview.
Brown isn’t the only former Cardinal helping the Lorenzen family, though:
Two former Cardinal alumni who have stepped up to join Brown in honoring their school’s fallen rival include receiver Deion Branch, who played for the Patriots and Seahawks, and quarterback Chris Redman, previously with the Ravens and the Falcons.
It’s clear Lorenzen made a big impact in his 38 years, and it’s great to see former Cardinals putting the rivalry aside to honor an all-time great.