FORT WAYNE, Ind. (FORT WAYNE’S NBC) – Before handing over the microphone to his older brother, Justin Tranquill told a story from their childhood.
As a 12-year-old, Drue posted a scripture above his doorway, a message that would shape his life.
While speaking in front of a group of people at the Autumn Ridge Golf Course, Drue dialed in on his faith and introduced his family.
He says no matter the background, he hopes people can relate to his story of adversity and success.
“A lot of people come from a lot of different backgrounds of life and hopefully my story will be able to stick with everybody here. I’ve gone through a lot, whether it’s the injuries, whether it’s moving, long distance relationships, or being the underdog, so hopefully there’s a message in there for everybody,” he said.
Drue flies out for Los Angeles on Tuesday, where he begins NFL training camp with the Chargers.
Carroll High School football coach, Doug Dinan also revealed that Drue’s high school jersey number will be worn by it’s last player in the coming years. Dinan plans to retire number two, marking the success and legacy Tranquill leaves in the Fort.