After the TD pass, Garrett collapsed on the sidelines. He was taken to a local hospital, and died a short time thereafter. His teammates finished the game with heavy hearts and a void in their souls. Their leader was gone, and his shoes will never be filled.
This is a sad story of extremes. One version is melancholy and focuses on the unfulfilled potential of a young man who possessed the gumption and wherewithal to change the world. The other version is inspirational. Nothing in life is guaranteed - not the next moment or the next quarter or the next game or the next time. Approach every play, whether in football or in life, as the last play. Do everything as if it will be your last act. Invest your full greatness into all you do, and like Reggie Garrett, you will always be remembered as a great man.
From September 2010, http://raising-a-man.tumblr.com