Greg Bryant Jr. honored at American Heritage football game

Posted at 11:45 PM, Oct 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-14 23:47:52-04

A special tribute was held for former American Heritage football star Greg Bryant Jr.

The school retired his number at their football game Friday night.

Jack Bryant, Greg's grandfather, recalled his grandson's athletic talent.

"Phenomenal games."

Greg's dad remembered his son's impact off the gridiron.

"I know my son is special. I know how many people he touched," he said.  

Those memories were on display at Friday nights game.

"Such a special time, but thinking that it's because he's not here anymore is, we can't understand why," says Greg's former teacher Nancy Cantin.

Greg was shot and killed on I-95 after leaving Sugar Daddy's in West Palm Beach. To this day no arrests have been made. Officers say it is still an active investigation and are still seeking witnesses.

Friday night, everyone put those questions on hold. They gathered around a memorial built beyond the south end zone.

At halftime the school retired his number four.

"So proud of that. That just fills my heart," says Jack Bryant.

As for the investigation, officers encourage anyone with information to call police or Crime Stoppers. You can remain anonymous.