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Nathan Harris’ family has a Sun Belt Conference title ring.
Harris’ college coach Ben Blackmon said via Instagram that Troy coach Neal Brown had sent Harris’ family a ring along with a note. Harris, who died in 2016, was set to be a senior at Troy in 2018.
What a class act Coach Neal Brown is. I’m glad he is leading the Troy Trojans. This is a hand written letter to Nathan Harris’s parents and a championship ring that he earned. Nathan is still leaving a legacy. #rip14 #stillmissyou @troytrojansfootball @espncfb @coachblake57
A post shared by Ben Blackmon (@coachblackmon) on Jul 13, 2018 at 9:40pm PDT
Harris was killed in a motorcycle crash in 2016 at the age of 19 when he collided with a truck in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Harris walked on to the team in 2016 and played quarterback at Gulf Shores High School.
Troy finished the 2017 Sun Belt season with a 7-1 record and tied Appalachian State for first place in the conference. The Sun Belt didn’t have a title game a year ago and the two schools didn’t play each other so they were declared co-champions.
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Nick Bromberg is a writer for Yahoo Sports.
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