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Published on 01/01/2013 at Tue Jan 01 00:00.
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(Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Celebrating the new year is always exciting, and we have a lot to look forward to in 2013.

But January 1 is also a very somber day for the Broncos and us fans.  Six years ago, young cornerback Darrent Williams was shot in killed on New Years Day, ending his life at the age of just 24 years old.

In remembrance of Williams, the Darrent Williams Memorial Teen Center was built in 2008, providing an academic and social safe haven for teens.

“I don’t want to overstate this, and I don’t think I am, but this place is going to save lives,” Dominique Foxworth, one of Williams’ teammates said back in 2008. “This is going to give kids a chance at life. Darrent was one of those kids. This place is going to be special. And it keeps Darrent’s name alive.”

We will never forget you, Darrent.  R.I.P.

  • Carlo Scuri

    potentially a great player surely a good guy

  • Matt

    He was amazing the time he was with Denver. God rest him. Taken way to soon. Never take a day for granted. He was one of my favorite when I watched him play

  • Jim_Jebow

    RIP DW, we will never forget ya

  • BroncoCowboy

    My favorite player because despite his size he was physical and had great ball skills. Add on his vision and speed as a returner and you have a special player. Even more important was the kind of person he was off the field. I will always associate #27 with two of my all time favorites in D-will and Atwater. Still remember the sick feeling I had when I found out. RIP Darrent! We who bleed orange and blue will never forget and your teen center will change lives and keep your legacy alive forever.

  • Bhamer54


    “All ready!”

  • Jeffrey Koch

    that killing could have taken both him and champ bailey

  • Toxik Zine

    RIP D Will
    this video still gets to me after 6 years.