- Chantel Jennings, Pac-12 reporter
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Most high school football players look forward to Friday nights: the lights that slowly buzz on, one by one, illuminating the perfectly cut, grassy field; the freshly painted white lines that outline the ensuing battle; the crush and clang of one helmet against another.
For most high school boys, this is their haven -- but not 2014 offensive lineman Orlando Brown Jr.
His time is Monday mornings: when the hot sun lights the field on its own; when the white lines are no longer straight but scuffed and zigzagged, distant memories of games; when the only crush he hears is inside his head as he pushes himself harder and harder.
This fall, one year after his father's death, Orlando Brown Jr. will take the field as a varsity player with his choice of college offers, honoring his father with every snap of the ball.