Relying “on his faith to get him through,” Ole Miss walk-on steps up for his family & dying mother

Posted by Kendall Harmon

After his East Mississippi Community College football team went undefeated and won the 2011 junior college championship, star lineman Derrick "DJ" Wilson was offered full athletic scholarships to four-year colleges in Alabama and Louisiana.

But as the football season came to an end, the 2010 Horn Lake High graduate had more important concerns. His mother, Jelks Wilson, was dying of cancer. Wilson was driving home from school every weekend — an eight-hour round-trip — to care for her and his two younger sisters.

Wilson would wake to the sounds of his mother's soft mumbling. Straining to hear, he realized she was praying.

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Posted November 27, 2012 at 6:15 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]



1. MichaelA wrote:

Thank you. This was beautiful and inspiring to read.

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