WKU footballer’s apartment destroyed – Reuters


BOWLING GREEN, Ky./BOCA RATON, Fla .– The Hilltoppers have been counting the days until their bowling game, but none of them would have imagined that just a week before the game, deadly tornadoes would ravage the center -City of Bowling Green. A player tells me that he has lost almost everything.

“It was quiet for about three minutes, then the next thing you know I hear shaking and my wall is shaking like it’s about to come off.”

WKU defensive tackle Jeremy Darvin was in his apartment on the ring road when the tornado struck early Saturday morning.

“Our window shattered from our living room to our kitchen. Leaves, glass flies, all the windows in my house are broken, all of them. I’m like we have things flying around here, you don’t know what’s in the air, so I was just trying to get down and cover myself, ”Darvin said.

Almost nothing was salvageable… Darvin said he was able to save his football memories of his career and some clothes… that’s it.

He said staff from the WKU football program helped save them from destruction.

“We got help from almost everywhere, I mean from the program, Nick [Uhlenhopp], [Tyson] Helton, all of these guys made sure everything was okay. Nick actually picked us up that night and put us in a hotel.

Darvin said that with all the help he received, he was still able to make it to the bowl game. And as a senior, it’s his last time.

“I knew this was my last time here, being a WKU football player, with this group, a very special group, I just wanna say first of all, I really wanna be here with the guys and just be right here if I’m ‘I’m not playing, I just have the same positive mentoring spirit and just help coach guys and stuff like that,’ Darvin said.

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Karl M. Bailey