‘He bled crimson’: Alabama community embraces TCU’s Kent Waldrep one last timeKevin Sherrington, The Dallas Morning News
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — In the last official act of kindness toward Kent Waldrep, a former TCU running back that the University of Alabama wrapped its arms around after he fell in the fall of 1974 and never got up again, the Crimson Tide went all out last Friday, as usual. Even made Waldrep, who died in February at 67 after nearly a half-century championing the disabled, an honorary Alabama alumnus.
Waldrep, his wife, Lynn, and sons, Trey and Charley, had been the beneficiaries of Alabama’s goodwill ever since Bear Bryant made a 20-year-old kid from Alvin his personal project. Bryant’s worried face was the first thing Waldrep saw when he woke up in the hospital, and they remained close until the Bear’s death in 1983.
His former players and coaches picked up the mantle, for which the Waldreps were ever grateful.
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