Devin Willock, a football player for Georgia, and a member of the team’s recruiting staff both died in a car crash on 15 January, Sunday. The accident happened early in the morning in Athens-Clarke County.
Willock was a member of the University of Georgia’s offensive line in two games this season that they won. When the crash happened, there were also two more football players in the car. They were hurt, but they are now said to be stable.
What was the Cause of Devin Willock’s Death?
The accident happened at 2:45 a.m. on Sunday at Barnett Shoals Road, according to the Athens-Clarke County Police. There are reports that a 2021 Ford Expedition went off the road and hit two power poles and several trees. Willock was hurt, and he died right there. He had just turned 20.
Chandler LeCroy, a member of the staff who was in charge of recruiting, was driving the car. He was seriously hurt. She was taken to a hospital right away, but she died soon after. A woman who was a passenger and is 26 years old is said to have suffered serious injuries but is doing fine now. A 21-year-old man named Warren McClendon was a passenger and got some minor injuries.
“Lil Warren was in the car that was in the accident, and he is doing fine. We want everyone to pray for the families of Devin Willock and Chandler LeCroy. We’re with Little Warren, and we’ll let everyone know more when we find out. “Thank you for your prayers,” the player’s father, Warren Sr., said.
About Devin Willock
Devin Willock grew up in the New Jersey town of New Milford. He was a third-year player who stood 6 feet 7 inches tall and weighed 335 pounds. He was ranked as the number 39 guard prospect in the country and number 17 in New Jersey. LeCroy, on the other hand, got his master’s degree in sport management and policy from UGA.
After the sad event, UGA athletics put out a statement that said, “The entire Georgia family is devastated by the tragic loss of football student-athlete Devin Willock and football staff member Chandler LeCroy. Devin and Chandler were two special people who meant a lot to the University of Georgia, our football team, and our athletic department.
“We ask everyone to pray for them and their families during this very hard time. The UGA Athletic Association will work with its medical team, as well as its mental health and performance staff, to make sure that our staff and student-athletes who are dealing with this loss get the best help possible.
UGA President Issues Statement About Devin Willock
The president of UGA, Jere Morehead, also said how sad he was and put out a statement. “On behalf of the University of Georgia, our whole campus is saddened by the deaths of Devin Willock, a student-athlete, and Chandler LeCroy, a member of the football staff. “Their families and friends are in our thoughts and prayers,” he said.
Coach Kirby Smart also said, “The deaths of Devin Willock and Chandler LeCroy have left us all heartbroken and devastated. In every way, Devin was a great young man. He was always happy, worked well with others, and was a joy to coach. Chandler was a very important part of our football team. He had a great attitude and a lot of energy.
May the souls of the dead rest in peace! Keep an eye out for more news and changes.