Texas Longhorns defensive back Jahdae Barron is playing with purpose.
It’s why he wears the number 23, Barron said this week, per Inside Texas.
From Inside Texas: “One of Barron’s childhood friends, Tardrick ‘Trollie’ Fowler Jr. passed away in June of 2020. On Monday, Barron said Fowler’s death was reportedly the result of playing a game of Russian roulette. In Folwer Jr.’s playing days, he wore No. 23 while at Smithville. Now, Barron wears No. 23 for Fowler Jr., plus a pendant with his late friend’s portrait on it made by Austin’s own Sammy the Jeweler.”
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