Mike London

W&M Football player killed in Norfolk remembered for wit, passion and love for others

W&M Football player killed in Norfolk remembered for wit, passion and love for others

A dozen yellow roses lay at the Griffon statue’s rain-soaked feet outside Zable Stadium in Williamsburg Monday, just days after Tribe student and football player Nate Evans was gunned down in Norfolk on Thursday.

“We’re gathered here tonight to remember, to celebrate and to grieve Nate Evans,” William and Mary campus minister the Rev. Max Blalock said before the crowd of hundreds of students, staffers and family. “We know that together, we can find strength enough to hope, courage enough to grieve, and compassion enough to see one another through together.”

The vigil to honor Evans life was scheduled to be held on the football field where the 19-year-old sophmore made a name...

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