LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) — Jamon Brown, former University of Louisville offensive lineman, has donated $5,000 to Jared Lorenzen's family to help with funeral costs, according to Forbes.
Forbes reported that Brown donated the money through his Jamon Brown Foundation.
Brown never met Lorenzen, but he knew of Lorenzen's accomplishments at the University of Kentucky and in the NFL.
"I guess you can say he was a legend and in the state of Kentucky, and for me, it's important to pay respect to those who came before me, whether they played for the University of Kentucky or Louisville," said Brown in a telephone interview with Forbes.
Deion Branch, who played for the Patriots and the Seahawks, and Chris Redman, who played for the Ravens and Falcons, have also stepped up and joined Brown in honoring Lorenzen.
"We wanted to be an example of how, no matter if you played for the blue or the red, how important it is for us to come together and support one another, both in and out of sports," Brown told Forbes.
Brown also said that the rivalry between the schools is fun and intense, but that's not all that matters.
"What matters is that you remember that we're all in this game of life together, whether you played for the blue or the red," Brown said.