Hundreds attend memorial for Chad Carr


The last 15 months of Chad Carr's all-too-brief life strengthened a Michigan Man's family, united a community and reminded a football team about the power of courage.

SALINE, Mich. -- Hundreds of people, including Michigan football players, attended a memorial service for the 5-year-old grandson of former coach Lloyd Carr.

The family asked the public to wear orange, Chad Carr's favorite color. The service was held Sunday at Saline High School, six days after Chad's death from an incurable brain cancer.

Some Michigan players served as ushers. Linebacker Joe Bolden told The Detroit News it is "amazing" how people can come together in tragic situations. Michigan State and Ohio State players wore helmet decals honoring Chad when they played each other Nov. 21.

Wolverines players wrote #ChadTough on their helmets.

Chad's father, Jason Carr, and grandfather, Tom Curtis, played for Michigan.