In a touching moment during Wisconsin’s home opener, Jerell Moore, the son of Wisconsin assistant coach Howard Moore, was announced as a starter for the Badgers on Friday night.
Howard and his family were involved in a tragic car accident back in May, which took the life of Howard’s wife and daughter. Jerell escaped without major injury, but Howard remained in the hospital for an extended period of time and has not yet been able to return to work.
This is why sports are special:
Assistant coach Howard Moore lost his daughter and wife in a May car accident. He survived along with his son, Jerrell.
— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) November 9, 2019
Wisconsin won the game, but that isn’t really all that important.
Seeing this program embrace Jerell, a 13-year old that has been through more in his life already than anyone should have to deal with, is truly touching.