Keion Carpenter was a staple in Baltimore. He was a football star, a mentor and a philanthropist. Family and friends gathered Monday as the local icon was laid to rest.
Carpenter died at 39 in December of 2016 after collapsing on a run while on vacation in Miami.
Carpenter was a Woodlawn High School Alum, who went off to play football for Virginia Tech where he met Lisa Leftwich.
"Not only was Keion a great athlete, he turned into being a great mentor," Leftwich said. "He was just a really superb guy. Always generous , very nice, loving man and he'll truly be missed."
After his collegiate career, Carpenter spent time in the National Football League playing for the Buffalo Bills and Atlanta Falcons.