Football Becomes a Form of Therapy for a Florida Gator Football

Posted at 4:12 PM, Jan 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-19 16:43:06-05

Football hasn’t been the same for the last two years for Florida Gators defensive tackle Joey Ivie.

In April of 2015, Joey’s 17-year-old younger sister, Jordan, died in a car accident.  Joey, a Pasco High alum, played his final two years with the Gators in his sister’s honor with a new found approach.

Jordan’s passing left a big void in the Ivie household. But for big brother Joey, football has brought a special healing to his family.