Thomson, GA (WJBF) — Christian Tutt is one of the mostly highly recruited players ever in the CSRA. The junior defensive back and return man has over 30 college offers including most of the top programs in the country. But instead of enjoying this time in his football journey, Tutt is dealing with what he calls “a pain noone can bury.”
Christian’s older brother Chris Tutt, a former Thomson football star, was killed in a single car crash on June 2nd. Tutt called his older brother his role model. “I wanted to be like him. He really taught me everything. He taught me how to play football.”
Chris played at Thomson from 2011-2014 and was getting ready for his sophomore season at Fort Valley State.
Thomson head coach Rob Ridings said the team with honor Chris’s memory by wearing the #1 on the back of their helmets this season. Christian is taking it a step further, changing his jersey number from #2 to #1, his brother’s old number.
Christian says he is also planning on getting a tattoo on his chest honor his brother and will wear special shoes with Chris’s name on them. He’s also doing one more thing to celebrate his brother’s memory. He says he will make his college announcement on May 30th, Chris’s birthday.