We Just completed watching “Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez” on Netflix and we were amazed at the 3rd and final episode. After killing five people, Aaron Hernandez was on the path to freedom, but was oddly found dead in his cell. Which shines light on the Jevan Snead case: Jevan Snead’s family members believe he suffered from CTE, caused by a series of concussions they think he sustained throughout his football career.
AUSTIN, Texas — From the time he was a boy, Jevan Snead was bound for greatness on the field.
“He chose football,” sister Jennah Snead Walker said. “I think it was just a little more challenging. He loved it. He loved football.”
His skills on the field were apparent to his father and coaches, even as a child growing up in the small Texas town of Eden. His father, Jaylon Snead, drove him to San Angelo for peewee games, where he was No. 9 on the Apaches and stood out.
“He just always wanted to be the best at everything,” his sister said.
By high school, Jevan Snead’s family had moved to North Texas, to Stephenville – a town known for its Friday night football. Jevan Snead joined the Stephenville High School Yellowjackets as a freshman.
“We saw this tall, blonde kid, kind of skinny, and we were like, ‘Who is this kid?” said Corey Kenyon, one of Snead’s best friends and now a Cedar Park High School football coach. “He picks up the ball, and he chunks it 50 yards, easy, as a freshman. And we were like, ‘I think we can be friends with this guy.'”
By his junior year, colleges and universities across the country came calling.
Jevan Bryce Snead was an American football quarterback. He played college football at Mississippi after Colt McCoy won the starting quarterback position over him for the Texas Longhorns football team. WikipediaBorn: September 2, 1987, San Angelo, TXDied: September 21, 2019, Austin, TXHeight: 6′ 3″Weight: 220 lbs
“My parents would have those big ol’ Nike shoeboxes full of letters, they must have had four or five boxes full of nothing but recruiting letters,” Walker remembered.
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