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tesnyde
01-06-2013, 07:27 AM
When DWill got killed I was teaching in Fort Worth. DWill went to OD Wyatt HS which was close to the school I taught at, and as a result, I had 5 or 6 of his cousins and family members. Many of you might remember Brandon Williams. he ended up going to Texas Tech and got drafted by the Cowboys. Anyhow, after the service they brought me a copy of his funeral program. I didn't go, though they all asked me why, but I just felt that I just knew him as a football player and didn't want to take a seat of someone who knew him as a person.

So I have kept the program and thought I would share it now that have I the time to be more active on the Mane. Attached is the cover. I will follow-up with the rest of it.

tesnyde
01-06-2013, 07:28 AM
Pages 2 and 3

tesnyde
01-06-2013, 07:37 AM
Pg 4&5

tesnyde
01-06-2013, 07:38 AM
Last page

tesnyde
01-06-2013, 07:40 AM
Last page.

TheElusiveKyleOrton
01-06-2013, 07:42 AM
No matter how much time passes... when you lose a special person like D-Will, it never gets easier.

RIP, Darrent.

Crushaholic
01-06-2013, 08:10 AM
Thank you for sharing, tesnyde. He was on his way to being a very good professional football player. RIP, Darrent. You will always be one of the "family"...

Smilin Assassin
01-06-2013, 08:47 AM
I love that the local media in Denver recognizes a Broncos player with a "Darrent Williams Good Guy Award" every year.


Couple this with Darrent's teen center, and it ensures his legacy won't die.

Rest in peace, Darrent. You're missed, and will not be forgotten.

tesnyde
01-06-2013, 09:20 AM
Today is the 6th anniversary of the service. I forgot to mention that and it is also why I posted this today. I guess I felt compelled to say it because when I was working on this last night, it was before we knew of Jeff Lewis' passing. Someone might interpret it as poor taste on my part because it usurps honors for Jeff. Its not the case. It's strictly coincidence.

cousinal11
01-06-2013, 11:30 AM
Was my favorite player. RIP

theAPAOps5
01-06-2013, 11:51 AM
Today is the 6th anniversary of the service. I forgot to mention that and it is also why I posted this today. I guess I felt compelled to say it because when I was working on this last night, it was before we knew of Jeff Lewis' passing. Someone might interpret it as poor taste on my part because it usurps honors for Jeff. Its not the case. It's strictly coincidence.

Two entirely different circumstances, not in bad taste at all. Plus it is the anniversary of DWill's death. Can't believe it's been 6 years, I still remember driving by the limo that morning, unaware of the circumstances, then hearing the news.

I gt my hair cut across the street from the club where the altercation occurred. Seems like an area where something like gang violence would occur.

gunns
01-06-2013, 11:54 AM
Thank you for sharing that.

tesnyde
01-06-2013, 01:31 PM
Your welcome....happy to share a unique item with fellow DWills fans and honor him.

ChampJesusBailey
01-06-2013, 02:00 PM
I live in N Texas too. I still remember waking up and checking ESPN.com on my PC and just being numb and in disbelief. What a crappy way to go, shot in the neck because of some meaningless argument between two groups of assholes.

BroncoDoug
01-01-2014, 03:57 PM
RIP D Will.

"All Ready"

OBF1
01-01-2014, 04:45 PM
RIP, Never forgotten.

rmsanger
01-01-2014, 06:14 PM
http://extras.mnginteractive.com/live/media/site36/2006/1202/20061202_024404_sp03darrent2_300.jpg

SoCalBronco
01-01-2014, 06:17 PM
RIP

:(

Guess Who
01-01-2014, 07:08 PM
All those pictures are nice but this is the picture I remember when thinking about Dwill.

It is one of the few Broncos' pics I have saved on my computer.

Smilin Assassin
01-01-2014, 07:18 PM
Loved that dude. Always had so much energy.

RIP, DWill.

And, if it hasn't been posted anywhere, Chris Harris won the Darrent Williams Good Guy Award this yr, as given out by local media.

Kaylore
01-01-2014, 07:19 PM
How old is his kid right now?

Enter The Dragon
01-01-2014, 07:34 PM
I was at his last game. I remember being pissed at the outcome on the top of being upset my brother didn't know enough about the ring of famers to trivia tiebreak some dude on the drawing for box seats at the espn zone. So we froze. Gave him crap the whole game about it. Bigger picture...

DarkHorse
01-01-2014, 08:05 PM
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DarkHorse
01-01-2014, 08:06 PM
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Chris
01-01-2014, 08:26 PM
RIP

Peoples Champ
01-02-2014, 08:49 AM
When DWill got killed I was teaching in Fort Worth. DWill went to OD Wyatt HS which was close to the school I taught at, and as a result, I had 5 or 6 of his cousins and family members. Many of you might remember Brandon Williams. he ended up going to Texas Tech and got drafted by the Cowboys. Anyhow, after the service they brought me a copy of his funeral program. I didn't go, though they all asked me why, but I just felt that I just knew him as a football player and didn't want to take a seat of someone who knew him as a person.

So I have kept the program and thought I would share it now that have I the time to be more active on the Mane. Attached is the cover. I will follow-up with the rest of it.



Great post. I was downtown denver that night and it was an emotional next day. RIP DW.

oubronco
01-02-2014, 08:56 AM
Thanks for sharing, I thought that was an awesome gesture to not take up a seat as a fan but leave it for a family member

cutthemdown
01-02-2014, 09:01 AM
I live in N Texas too. I still remember waking up and checking ESPN.com on my PC and just being numb and in disbelief. What a crappy way to go, shot in the neck because of some meaningless argument between two groups of a-holes.

I wonder how life is working out for Darrent's cousins? Was it a cousin that was with him that night? I seem to remember something about a cousin from texas who might have been throwing gang signs? There was so much stuff at the time it's hard to remember what was fact and what was not.

Requiem
01-02-2014, 11:08 AM
Will never forget who I was with, where I was and what I was doing when I heard the news. I erupted into sadness.

24champ
01-02-2014, 11:22 AM
RIP DW.

Was driving back to SOCAL on New Years from Norcal on the 5, got a bunch of texts that morning when it was confirmed.

ludo21
01-02-2014, 11:30 AM
Thanks for posting these!

55CrushEm
01-02-2014, 11:30 AM
I simply remember the 2006 season as the one that culminated with the losses of both D Will and Big Al.

Hard to believe Al Wilson only played 8 years for us.......left the game in his prime. We've been searching for a dominant MLB ever since.

Johnykbr
01-02-2014, 11:43 AM
I didn't see anything about Javon Walker on there. I thought the two of them were very close.

extralife
01-02-2014, 03:49 PM
I didn't see anything about Javon Walker on there. I thought the two of them were very close.

there are stories about what happened. javon didn't go to the funeral because he didn't think he could take it. he ended up in vegas instead, and the rest is history.

and yeah, I still remember where I was when I heard the news that Darrent was killed. I had gone to the game the night before, too.

HILife
01-02-2014, 06:09 PM
That was a sad day. R.I.P.

DarkHorse
01-03-2014, 11:23 AM
I wonder how life is working out for Darrent's cousins? Was it a cousin that was with him that night? I seem to remember something about a cousin from texas who might have been throwing gang signs? There was so much stuff at the time it's hard to remember what was fact and what was not.

That was Brandon Marshall's cousin

broncosteven
01-03-2014, 11:27 AM
My wife and I were in town for his last game vs San Fran in 2006. We woke up to the news of his untimely death. I remember passing the roadblocks the next morning very sad.

Broncos dude
01-03-2014, 01:03 PM
Very sad day. RIP

Sly_Eli
01-03-2014, 01:12 PM
D-Will was my favorite player on those teams, he was a little guy but played with a bigger heart than anyone else and was very physical/scrappy for his size. In addition he had something of a knack for big plays, with pick sixes against the chargers and raiders standing out in my mind. Saw the news when I turned on ESPN in the morning and was in disbelief. Hard to realize I would never see "DARRENT WILLIAMS" on the back of a jersey again.

RIP