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Deshaun Hill Jr.’s legacy: Minneapolis North plays for its slain quarterback

By DAVID LA VAQUE, Star Tribune, and HEATHER RULE, Special to the Star Tribune, 09/22/22, 2:30PM CDT


The February shooting death of the 15-year-old athlete drives his teammates and coach to succeed this fall.

Minneapolis North football players walk past a banner with images of their late teammate Deshaun Hill when they enter and leave the football field. (Aaron Lavinsky, Star Tribune)

“I wanted to have him always with me on the field. I know he’d want me to keep going, just like he would if he was here. Any time I have had doubts or thought it was getting hard, I would think about what he would do, and he wouldn’t stop.” — Minneapolis North player Kahlil Brown

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