Zach Piller - a true friend after death

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  1. Circle City Gator

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    There's a nice story on ESPN about Steve McNair's family after his death. It includes several paragraphs about Zach's continued involvement with McNair's sons, even nearly a decade after his death:

    Piller, a former guard for the Titans, was one of McNair's pallbearers. Nine years later, it's still hard for him to talk about McNair. Offensive linemen spend their careers protecting the quarterback, and Piller couldn't. But he could be there for McNair's boys. Piller downplays his involvement. He says that McNair would do the same thing for him, and that what he does isn't much. Tyler disagrees.

    "He was the first person to come," Tyler says. "He was the first one saying how proud he was of me and how proud my dad would be."

    There's a little more, too. He continues to go to the younger son's basketball games.

    He was a great Gator. It looks like he's also a great person and a great friend. I thought some people here might enjoy the read.
     
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    Outstanding article , thanks for sharing
     
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    Met him at a Vandy game. Maybe 2012? Interesting story about him. He was at GATech playing defense and got into a bar fight with a fraternity. I'm going off memory here but I believe he ended up tossed through a window, suffered bad cuts, like nearly losing a leg bad. He played high school at Tallahassee Lincoln but they wouldn't let him transfer to FSU so he transferred to UF where he became an excellent offensive tackle. Dude was broad. Like a wide body. He was like one big person tall, but a big person and a half wide. Not fat, just broad.



    Alex.
     
  4. Jake from State Farm

    Jake from State Farm I'm wearing Khakis, why?

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    Need more positive stories like this. Thanks.

    Go Gators!
     
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    Great article!
     
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    ChiefGator A Chief and a Gator, Master of the Ignore list!!!!

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    One of the better parts is he is not making a big deal out of doing what he feels to be right. Of course that means few if any actually know about it and could be influenced to do similar things.
     
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    Great story. Gators doin work in the real world baby!
     

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