Troy HC Neal Brown sends championship ring to family of late player

Troy will hold its Spring Game Saturday, April 21. (Source: Troy Athletics)
Troy will hold its Spring Game Saturday, April 21. (Source: Troy Athletics)
Updated: Jul. 14, 2018 at 5:04 PM CDT
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TROY, AL (WSFA) - A gesture from Troy head football coach Neal Brown is making waves in the social media world. Nathan Harris was a player on the football team in 2016 when he was killed in a motorcycle crash in Gulf Shores. He was 19.

What Brown did, was a move that showed Nathan was still very much on his and the team's mind.

Ben Blackmon, current Spanish Fort High School head football coach and Nathan's football coach at Gulf Shores High School in south Alabama, posted a picture Friday on Instagram. It was a photo of a handwritten letter to Nathan's parents from Brown and one more thing.

"I've enclosed a championship ring that he earned. You all are very much a part of the Troy Football Family," part of the letter read.

Coach Brown had sent a championship ring to Nathan's parents, in his honor, after the Trojans went 11-2, 7-1 in the Sun Belt Conference, last season on their way to being co-champions of the Sun Belt.

Blackmon called the move by Brown a "class act" and said he is glad Brown is the head coach of the Trojans.

Nathan had joined the Troy football team as a walk-on during the spring semester before he died.

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