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North Texas honors fallen freshman

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Willie Simmons III had dreams of being a coach, a mentor to the next generation of kids. Those dreams were suddenly extinguished by tragedy this past April 18. In the wake of this heartbreak, Simmons’ school, the University of North Texas, decided to honor their fallen student athlete by dressing out his locker during every Mean Green home game this season.“They genuinely loved my son,” said Simmons’ father, Willie Simmons II. “I can see why my son gravitated toward North Texas.”Simmons II was attending the University of Texas football game against Louisiana when he received a message from the University ...

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