“Be like Carlos.” That’s the motto for Jacksonville Jaguars running back Denard Robinson this season.
He told the Associated Press he will be wearing a t-shirt under his uniform to remember his friend Carlos Senluis, who was killed one month ago during a road rage incident in Deerfield Beach, Fla.
Senluis and Robinson were best friends and both outstanding athletes at Deerfield Beach High School — Robinson on the football field and track, and Senluis on the baseball diamond.
“He was like a brother to me,” Robinson said Tuesday. “I grew up with him. His mom was my mom. My mom was his mom. He would hang out at my house without me being there, and I could do that same with his family. That’s how close we were.”
According to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, the alleged killer was on his way to kill someone else when he got angry after Senluis’ lights flashed in his eyes. He then fired into Senluis’ car.
Robinson was informed of his friend’s death while leaving a scrimmage at the Jaguars’ home stadium.
He plans to dedicate his first touchdown of the 2016 season to his friend’s memory by giving the ball to his (their) mother.