Former Tulane DL Jay Rink dies from ALS complications

June 8, 2015 - als

Jay Rink made a Tulane football record books by recuperating 7 career fumbles — a many in history.

But a former defensive lineman who played for Mack Brown has been fighting another conflict a past 5 years after removing diagnosed with ALS (amyotrophic parallel sclerosis), a grave degenerative haughtiness disease. Rink, who also prepped during Brother Martin, died of complications from a illness over a weekend.

He was 47. Rink and his brother-in-law Rick Crozier were heavily concerned in ALS fundraising, hosting several events and ways to lift recognition including a annual Jay Fest and Jay’s Defensive Line.

In an essay about Rink and Crozier in a year after Rink was diagnosed, Crozier talked about Rink’s clever couple to a village — something that was fake on Johnny Bright playground, where he starred, all a approach adult to personification for a internal Division we college football program, Tulane.

“He was a football standout during Brother Martin, a linebacker. He still binds some annals in their record book,” Crozier pronounced during a time. “And he went out for wrestling his comparison year and won a state title.”

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