Sarah Gearhart | Posted June 27, 2013 | USA TODAY High School Sports
Notre Dame football recruit Devin Butler may be five years younger than his brother, Darius, but he doesn’t act like it.
As a freshman at Howard University in October 2008, Darius was walking in the wrong place at the wrong time. WUSA9 reported that he was shot five times while returning home from a party late at night. He survived the shooting but was left paralyzed after three bullets entered his back.
When Darius returned home following a three-month hospital stay, Devin, who was in middle school at the time, turned into part-time caregiver. Simply put, little brother became big brother.