Manage episode 251040572 series 2345072
Originally released 11/27/18
The Hernandez brothers grew up in Connecticut and had a very typical relationship. They were best friends, playing sports and games in the neighborhood, even playing on the same high school team for one year; Jonathan as the senior quarterback and Aaron as 13-year-old freshman playing varsity. From there, Jonathan shares how their stories diverge. His story took him to play for Randy Edsall at UConn, where he eventually teamed up with Moonlighter Tyler Lorenzen, and later coaching at Brown, Miami, and the University of Iowa. Aaron’s path took him to the University of Florida with Urban Meyer, Tim Tebow, Cam Newton, and Joe Haden before being drafted by New England and ending in tragedy
Many of our listeners will really enjoy the perspective that Jonathan shares on his time with the Hawkeyes and the special relationship he forged with Greg Davis. In light of the circumstances of Aaron’s trial overlapping with his time at Iowa, Jonathan shares his deep respect for Coach Kirk Ferentz and how the culture and support of the Hawkeye program helped him carry through a very dark time.