Jamon Brown
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Former New York Giants offensive lineman Jamon Brown donates $5K to the family of the late former quarterback Jared Lorenzen.

Last week, former New York Giants quarterback Jared Lorenzen sadly passed away. Lorenzen had been dealing with kidney and heart issues. He was the backup quarterback for the Giants from 2004-2007 and won Super Bowl 42 with the team.

This week, former Giants guard Jamon Brown donated $5K through his own foundation to the family of Lorenzen to help pay for funeral costs. While Lorenzen was a former quarterback for the University of Kentucky, Brown spent his time at the rival school of the University of Louisville. Therefore, there’s a connection between the two.

“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,” Brown told Patricia Traina of Forbes.

The Giants claimed Brown off waivers in October of this past season. He remained there for the remainder of the year and started eight games for Big Blue.

Despite Brown and Lorenzen having gone to rival schools (at different times), he knows when its time to all come together during tough times. Times of sadness and mourning have no time for any sort of rivalry whatsoever.

“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 said.

“The rivalry between the schools is intense, and it’s great, but at the end of the day, all that doesn’t matter. 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.”

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Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.