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Trayvon Martin's father named honorary captain of FAMU football team

Trayvon Martin's father named honorary captain of FAMU football team

TALLAHASSEE — Trayvon Martin’s father has been named honorary captain of the FAMU football team after delivering an inspirational speech to the team. Florida A&M coach Earl Holmes said Tracy Martin, whose son’s shooting death in Sanford drew national attention, called him recently and the coach invited the grieving father to address his players. “[We] talked and I told him I’d love him to talk to the team. He came out and he was very,  very encouraging,” Holmes said. “ . . . [He] got a standing ovation from our guys. He talked about just persevering and told the guys to keep on pushing through the hard times. The message he shared with...

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