Black Bears continue to remember Minor

ORONTO, Me. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- A year later, the Maine football program continues to remember former teammate Darius Minor.

On Wednesday night, the team set up a candelight memorial for Minor at the entrance to Morse Field, the Black Bears' home stadium. Wednesday marked the one-year anniversary of the Orange County High School graduate's death of a heart condition.

Minor was preparing his freshman season as a defensive back at Maine last July, when he collapsed and died during a preseason workout with the football team. He collapsed about 15 minutes into the supervised workout, and couldn't be resuscitated.

A year after his death, Minor continues to be listed as No. 39 on the Maine football roster. The team announced last summer that no one will wear the jersey number for four years, in Minor's honor. The Black Bears also wore No. 39 decals throughout the 2018 season, which included a CAA championship and a run to the FCS national semifinals.

Minor was a first-team All-Jefferson District selection at both wide receiver and defensive back as a senior at Orange County High School in 2017.



 
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