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SportFormer Louisville football players help pay for Jared Lorenzen's funeral

01:30  09 july  2019
01:30  09 july  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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Former Louisville players help pay funeral bill for Kentucky great Jared Lorenzen . Jack BaerYahoo Sports Contributor. July 8, 2019, 11:31 PM UTC. Lorenzen , the all-time leading passer in Kentucky history, died last week from an infection as well as heart and kidney problems. He was 38 years old.

Former Louisville football players help pay for Jared Lorenzen's funeral© Stewart Bowman/Courier Journal UK QB Jared Lorenzen stretches before practice inside the Nutter Field House on the UK campus Wednesday. (NOTE: the outdoor field was too wet from recent rains, so they practiced in this dark dungeon, making action photos nearly impossible to shoot.)

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Several former Louisville football players are crossing the lines of the Governor's Cup rivalry to help pay for former Kentucky football quarterback Jared Lorezen's funeral.

Former Louisville offensive lineman Jamon Brown, who like Lorenzen spent time in the NFL playing for the New York Giants, and his foundation are donating $5,000, Danny Mosby, the executive director of the Jamon Brown Foundation confirmed in an email to the (Louisville) Courier Journal. Mosby said former Louisville players Deion Branch and Chris Redman will also be donating an unspecified amount toward funeral costs.

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Former Louisville players help pay funeral bill for Kentucky great Jared Lorenzen . Lorenzen was a four-year starter at Kentucky from 2000 to 2003 and holds the school record for career passing yards with 10,354. He threw for 78 touchdowns and 41 interceptions while also contributing 12 touchdowns

Ex-nfl qb jared lorenzen dead at 38 after battling multiple health issues, family says. He played four seasons with the Jamon Brown, a former Louisville Cardinals offensive lineman, was one of those players who tossed the rivalry aside to help Lorenzen ’ s family.

"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,” Brown told Forbes.com. "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."

Lorenzen, who still holds multiple Kentucky passing records, died Wednesday at the age of 38 after being hospitalized last week with an infection, heart and kidney issues. According to Lorenzen's obituary, a celebration of his life will be held Wednesday from 2 p.m.- 6 p.m. as well as a burial service at St. Pius X Church in Edgewood.

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Former Louisville football player Jamon Brown explains why he pledged ,000 to Jared Lorenzen ' s funeral costs. Even still, the former Cardinal felt compelled to help out a Kentucky football legend out of pure respect. “I guess you can say he was a legend in the state of Kentucky, and for me, it’s

Former Kentucky football quarterback Jared Lorenzen dies at age 38. Jon Hale, Louisville Courier Journal Published 4:24 p.m. ET July 3, 2019 | Updated 1 Lorenzen remains one of the most beloved players in Kentucky program history thanks to his record-breaking performances while playing

Jon Hale: jahale@courier-journal.com; Twitter: @JonHale_CJ.

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