Il giocatore di football della Marina onora il compagno di squadra caduto durante la partita di rivalità Esercito-Marina

Quando la squadra di football della Marina scende in campo per la resa dei conti annuale con l'esercito sabato pomeriggio, almeno un Guardiamarina avrà in mente più delle X e delle O del playbook.

Senior offensive tackle Billy Honaker will also be honoring the memory of his fallen friend and teammate David Forney.
Forney died suddenly in February of cardiac arrest and natural causes, il Capital Gazette segnalato. È stato 22.
The heartbreak isn’t from him not playing football anymoreIt’s the fact that we lost a friend,” Honaker told
    Honaker, who usually plays as No. 71, will instead take the field with Forney’s 68 on his jersey.
    Honaker said losing Forneywas probably the hardest moment of my life,” and he wanted to make sure the first person who wore 68 after Forney wassomeone who knew who he was and loved him.
    Honaker approached Forney’s father and brother with the idea and they approved.
    Dave knew the kind of football player I was. I knew the kind of football player he was,” Honaker said. “Just go in there and play football and play to win. That’s what matters and I’m sure that’s what Dave would want is for us to win.
    In addition to Honaker wearing Forney’s number, all Midshipmen players will continue wearing a decal of Forney on their helmets.
      Saturday’s Army-Navy game starts at 3 p.m. E. It is being played at Michie Stadium in West Point, New York — il first time at a service academy since 1943.
      The location change is due to the Covid-19 pandemia.

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