Fallen Titan O.J. Murdock still remembered

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    O.J. Murdock is gone, but receiver Damian Williams is keeping his memory alive in the Titans locker room.

    One year ago today, Murdock was found dead in the parking lot of his high school in Florida. Police called it a suicide. Murdock, also a receiver, was signed by the Titans as an undrafted free agent in 2011 but suffered an Achilles injury in training camp. He practiced with the team last offseason. The Titans were waiting for him to report to training camp at the time of his death.

    “I try not to think about all the bad that went with that situation, the unanswered questions and that type of stuff,’’ Williams said. “It is more for me, remembering the good times. We had a lot of laughs. I try to remember those. On a day like today, thought, you really miss him.”

    Murdock lived with Williams for four months. He was college teammates with former Titans tight end Jared Cook at South Carolina. Both players attended his funeral last August.

    Inside his locker, Williams keeps the name plate that used to go above Murdock’s locker at Saint Thomas Sports Park. He’s kept in touch with Murdock’s family. He also has a blue wristband the No.15 (Murdock’s number with the Titans) on it, along with the letters HWY.

    “It stands for “He watches you,’’ Williams said.

    “(O.J.) was just so funny,’’ Williams said. “He was one of those guys where it didn’t matter what kind of day you were having. Once you were around him, it was fine. Because he was either going to make you smile or laugh, and you couldn’t help but get that warm energy. I still miss him a lot.”

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  3. Fry

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    Did they change the name from Baptist Sports Park? I don't ever remember hearing St Thomas being mentioned before.
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    That's what you got out of that article?

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    Pretty much. I'd forgotten about Murdock considering I hadn't heard of him until he took the coward's way out.
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