Fans replace items Memphis player lost in fire
Fans have helped replace a Memphis running back’s clothes and
furniture after they were destroyed by a fire while he was out of
town for the season’s final game.
University officials announced Thursday fans’ donations had
reached the level allowed by the NCAA to help senior Brandon
Hayes was with the Tigers at Connecticut where they lost 45-10
last week at the time fire heavily damaged his rental home in
Memphis. The NCAA approved only donations to replace what Hayes
A university spokesman says the landlord will either have the
house repaired or a new rental available when Hayes returns from
the holidays in Chicago.
The former walk-on has led the Tigers in rushing the past two
seasons and is petitioning for a sixth season due to injuries.