Alumnus Brett Major still remembers the “More Than Words” presentation TCU holds at every Frog Camp, that’s where he learned that discrimination of any type shouldn’t be tolerated.
He also recalls being 11 years old and being led to Christianity by Nebraska University Assistant Football Coach Ron Brown. The memories collided several weeks ago when Major learned of Brown’s opposition to a recently approved gay and transgender ordinance in Omaha, Neb.
Major who told his close friends and family that he is gay, was so annoyed with Brown’s vitriol that he wrote to ESPN’s Rick Reilly and asked the sports writer to address the “bleak” environment for gay athletes in NCAA sports.
“It's an opportunity to tell them that they DO matter, that we support their hard work, and that we want them to be able to celebrate who they are as a person in the same way they celebrate a win,” Major wrote to Reilly.
Reilly agreed. And earlier this month he wrote about Brown and called Major his ‘top recruit,’ explaining that Brown led Major to Christianity during a youth group presentation.