Return to USF helps Sitton mourn brother's death
Saturday's Times previews USF's football opener against Chattanooga by featuring a player who might not even suit up this season for the Bulls -- walk-on Jonny Sitton, whose brother Matt was killed in Afghanistan a month ago while serving as a U.S. Army Ranger.
Sitton played for USF in 2010 but spent last season at Shorter University, an NAIA school in northwest Georgia, but decided to return this summer, a move that had him home with his family when they learned the tragic news at their Largo home. Sitton talks about his brother's motivating role in his life, and how being back at USF has helped him deal with such a personal loss.
"This is where my home is," he said. "Not only home with my family, but with my brothers on the team. This is where I feel like I belong."