During his weekly Wednesday night press conference, Alabama football coach Nick Saban made sure to talk about the legacy of Fuller Goldsmith, a Tuscaloosa chef and former winner of “Chopped Jr.” who died Tuesday at 17.
“Fuller Goldsmith was a young man that was really close to a lot of the players here,” Saban said. “Meant a lot to Terry and I.”
Goldsmith had been fighting acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
“The spirit that he showed,” Saban said, “the positive energy and attitude and being a great chef, contributing to the nutrition program here, coming to practice, coming to games, I would just like for (his father) Scott and his family to know our thoughts and prayers are with you and we’re very saddened by his passing this week.”
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