Troy Trojans playing season in memory of former teammate

TROY, Ala. (WIAT) — Corey McCullers grew up in Deatsville, and like many kids in the state of Alabama, had dreams of playing college football.

He would walk on at Troy as a long snapper and immediate become a locker room favorite.

“He loved Troy,” said Trey Page, a Troy wide receiver. “(He) wanted Troy to be great again.”

On June 20th of this year, McCullers was headed home to Deatsville when the car he was driving collided with another car. He died at the scene of the crash.

Many Troy players have dedicated this season to McCullers, and a weekly award is given to the player who demonstrates the most energy and intensity on the sidelines.

“We still have that idea, that memory of Corey McCullers,” Troy tight end Gabe Hill said. “That guy who’s always happy. That guy who was always smiling. That’s the sense we want to remember him in.”

Copyright 2015 WIAT 42 News

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