Bryant Young gives emotional tribute to son Colby in Hall of Fame induction speech: ‘You live on in our hearts’

Bryant Young gives emotional tribute to son Colby in Hall of Fame induction speech: ‘You live on in our hearts’

Previous 49ers cautious lineman Bryant Young was revered into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday.

His enlistment into “football paradise” followed a famous 14-year profession in the NFL, which was all spent in San Francisco. Youthful, a one-time Super Bowl champion, four-time Pro Bowler and first-group All-Pro determination in 1996, ordered 627 vocation handles, 93 for misfortune and 89.5 sacks.

Youthful might have spoken exclusively of himself and his playing profession in his Hall of Fame enlistment discourse, as would have been his right. However, he additionally talked for a long time about the help he got from his better half, Kristen, and their six youngsters.

The recently revered Hall of Famer likewise gave a contacting recognition for their child, Colby, who kicked the bucket in 2016 at 15 years old because of malignant growth.

“I’ve presented five of our kids. Presently I might want to allow you to meet Colby,” Young said. “Brought into the world in August 2001, Colby adored life. He had an irresistible grin, many interests — including football. He was a blissful youngster. In fall 2014, when he was 13, Colby began having migraines.

“A CAT check uncovered malignant growth.”

Youthful addressed the preliminaries Colby looked as specialists endeavored to treat his malignant growth with radiation and immunotherapy therapy. He likewise talked about Colby’s acknowledgment that he wouldn’t have the option to play football any longer and the bravery with which he confronted the illness.

He additionally uncovered how, regardless of their earnest attempts, the malignant growth would eventually demonstrate deadly, and the following commitment he made to his child before his passing.

“Colby sensed where things were heading, and had questions,” Young said. “He didn’t fear death as much as the process of dying. Would it be painful? Would he be remembered?

“We assured Colby we’d keep his memory alive and continue speaking his name. On Oct. 11, 2016, God called Colby home.

Colby, you live on in our hearts. We will always speak your name.

Following the end of Young’s speech, a picture of the father and son displayed on the video screen behind him: a fitting tribute that ensures Colby, like his father, will always be remembered.

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