CFL

Football mom stands in honour of Mylan Hicks at Grey Cup

It was more than just a Grey Cup for Mylan Hicks' mother, Renee Hill. After the devastating loss of her son in September, Renee Hill stood in Mylan Hicks' honour at BMO Field in Toronto.

Renee Hill lost 23-year-old son in a shooting in September

Renee Hill, mother of Mylan Hicks, looks on during first quarter CFL Grey Cup football action between the Calgary Stampeders and the Ottawa Redblacks. (Frank Gunn / The Canadian Press)

It was more than just a Grey Cup for Mylan Hicks' mother.

After the shooting death of her son in September, Renee Hill stood in honour of the fallen Calgary Stampeders defensive back at the Grey Cup.


Stampeders' Osagie Odiase took Renee by the arm and walked her through warmups. 

Odiase and Hicks were roommates and friends in Calgary. 


It was an emotional scene for the football mom at BMO field ...


... but the Calgary Stampeders embraced Hill like family. 


Hicks' mother had the support of the Stampeders, the entire country, and those closest to her. 


It goes without saying that Hicks wanted to win a Grey Cup championship. His mother hoped to drink from the Grey Cup on Sunday in his place, but the Stampeders eventually fell 39-33. 


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