Oregon WR Darren Carrington posts tribute to Markel Byrd

Oregon wide receiver Darren Carrington lost an old friend and high school teammate yesterday in New Mexico safety Markel Byrd, who died following a car crash, and Carrington posted a heartfelt tribute on Instagram.

 

Kel I know you hear me.. You my brother 4 life words can’t describe how im feeling rn im sick sooo sick my BESTFRIEND gone I jus talked to you this morning I love you so much Youngg so much you was literally my brother we had a bond no one could break even at my y lowest of lows you still loved me and told me I was gon be alright I feel lost without you I couldn’t wait to see you today my baby bro why Lord I may ask but you in better hands now please watch over me I got you forever bro I swear we gon get this money make sure you watch the bowl game everything I do is for you… I talked to you everyday since 6th grade summer you were truly the only one who understood me in every circumstance I love you I still can’t believe it I’m soooo weak please watch over me I need you right now young I love you brother this so crazy forever and ever in my Heart #RIPyoung #1 #22 #3 #11 Bruh I can’t even right now I know you see this I don’t wanna believe it young I love you I’m still calling waitin for you to get in bro I love you so much I jus wanna hear your voice that’s all see your face talk too you idk what to do without you you we’re my real life brother take care of me my guardian angel!! I promise you I got us boi I promise you young I promise. I jus got your Christmas present this is unreal I love you Magnito you my brother forever and ever the brother I never had REST IN PARADISE I LOVE YOU YOUNG !!!!!!!

A photo posted by Darren Carrington II (@thatduck_7) on Dec 23, 2015 at 12:58am PST

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Simply amazing. These two clearly had a very strong bond as friends, having played together at San Diego’s Horizon Christian Academy, and Carrington losing a teammate around the holidays makes it even harder.

Campus Sports sends its deepest condolences to the Byrd and Carrington families.

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