"[We] talked and I told him I'd love him to talk to the team. He came out and he was very, very encouraging," FAMU Coach Earl Holmes said of Mr. Martin. " . . . [He] got a standing ovation from our guys. He talked about just persevering and told the guys to keep on pushing through the hard times. The message he shared with the kids was very positive and they were very responsive."
"At the end of the day, whether it's good, bad or indifferent, a parent lost a child. He can live through us and we're going to push on for him," Mr. Holmes added, the Sentinel said.