Broncos' Williams Laid To Rest In Texas

By: McKenzie Martin Email
By: McKenzie Martin Email

Family and friends gathered in Fort Worth, Texas Saturday to lay Broncos Cornerback Darrent Williams to rest.

Over 25-hundred people packed into the Great Commission Baptist Church to celebrate the life of Darrent Williams...a life tragically cut short when he was killed in Denver on New Years Day.

They file in by the hundreds...stopping to pay their respects.

"D'Will we love you...we'll miss you...your spirit will always be with us...you meant a lot to us D'will," said Bronco Head Coach Mike Shanahan.

The entire Denver Bronco team...in Ft. Worth to celebrate the life of their teammate, friend and brother...known by most as D’Will.

"Our locker room is wounded now...these troops…we're going to rally together...stand by one another that’s what he would want," said Bronco Linebacker Keith Burns.

Stories about Darrent evoked both tears and laughter...from his days as a stand-out high school player in Texas...to his career at Oklahoma State University...and finally to his short 2 years as a Bronco.

"I saw him grow so much in 2 years...I was looking forward to seeing him grow more," said Bronco Safety John Lynch.

A 24-year-old who was living his dream...defing all odds that he could make it in the NFL at a mere 5 foot 9.

"The spirit he had was undeniable...never seen a little man with so much heart," said Bronco Linebacker Al Wilson.

And it's that big heart along with his infectious smile that most will never forget

“That smile was something special," Lynch said.

And in the end...a final tribute to Darrent...who coined the phrase all ready.

Williams is survived by a 7-year-old son and a 4-year-old daughter, who live in Fort Worth, Texas.


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