University of Georgia offensive lineman Devin Willock and recruiting staff member Chandler LeCroy were killed in Athens, Georgia following a car accident.
“The entire Georgia family is devastated by the tragic loss of football student-athlete Devin Willock and football staff member Chandler LeCroy,” the university announced in a statement, according to ESPN. “Two other members of the football program were injured in the accident. They are both in stable condition, and we will continue to monitor their status with medical personnel.”
The school added the sentiments, “Devin and Chandler were two special people who meant so much to the University of Georgia, our football program, and our athletic department. We ask that everyone keep their families in your prayers during this very difficult time.”
The Athens-Clarke County Police reported a single-vehicle collision occurred around 2:45 a.m. ET on Sunday. According to the police report, a 2021 Ford Expedition swerved off the road and struck two power lines and multiple trees. Willock passed away at the scene of the accident, whereas LeCroy died after arriving at the hospital. The other two passengers face injuries as a result of the crash.
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The accident occurred hours Bulldogs celebrated winning back-to-back national championships. Needless to say, the tragic news devastated the entire football community.
Bulldogs head coach grieves the loss of Devin Willock and Chandler LeCroy
“We are all heartbroken and devastated with the loss of Devin Willock and Chandler LeCroy,” Bulldogs coach Kirby Smart shared in a statement. “Devin was an outstanding young man in every way. He was always smiling, was a great teammate, and a joy to coach. Chandler was a valuable member of our football staff and brought an incredible attitude and energy every single day. We grieve with their families for this tragic loss and will support them in every way possible.”
As the community grieves the loss of these two valuable student-athletes, the University of Georgia announced it will be doing everything in its power to provide fellow students with support through this difficult time.
“The UGA Athletic Association will work with our medical team as well as our mental health and performance personnel to make sure we are providing the best support possible for our staff and student-athletes who are processing this grief,” the university relayed. “We can provide no further comment at this time but ask that everyone continue to keep those involved in your prayers.”
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