Lone Player Stands During National Anthem While Rest Of His Team Protests
Few football players from tiny Millikin University in Decatur, Ill., ever make national news. But one player on the 99-man roster from this Division III NCAA program clearly stood out from the rest of his team last Saturday.
Offensive lineman Connor Brewer of Rochester, Ill., was the lone Millikin player who decided to remain on the sidelines during the national anthem prior to its Oct. 15 home game against Augustana College. After the playing of The Star-Spangled Banner, Brewer ran back to the locker room and joined the rest of his team, who were staging a protest.
Brewer later explained to Millikin president Patrick White why he felt compelled to stand for the anthem. – READ MORE