The 17-year-old Conley was fatally shot by his uncle Monday night after exchanging threats during an argument.
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Buffs wide receiver Korey King was honored Thursday during the Touchdown Club of Houston's celebration to honor finalists for Player of the Year in numerous categories. King says while the team is grieving the loss of Conley, their playoff run is dedicated to their fallen teammate.
"As a team we kind of just lean on each other," King said. "Not only was he a teammate, he was a brother. We're just holding on. He wanted a state championship, so we gotta win a state championship now."
King was named a finalist for Offensive Player of the Year and says that Friday night's game against Corpus Christi Calallen is for Conley.
"A lot of the things we're doing now is for Drew," King said. "He's never been this far, so we gotta do it for him."
Marshall will face the Calallen Wildcats in San Antonio on Friday night.
Calallen will honor Marshall and Conley by wearing #3 decals on their helmets for the semifinals matchup.
More than football. Respect 🖤 https://t.co/N9GZiqGV6C— Korey K. King🕊 (@KKeNardKing) December 12, 2018