Devin Willock, a redshirt sophomore and offensive lineman for the University of Georgia died in a automobile crash early Sunday morning, together with UGA staffer … simply hours after the group’s nationwide championship parade.
Willock was simply 20 years outdated.
The recruiting staffer, 24-year-old Chandler LeCroy, was driving a 2021 Ford Expedition with Willock and two different passengers south of campus when the automobile by some means left the street round 2:45 AM Eastern and collided with two poles and a number of other bushes, based on police.
Devin was pronounced lifeless on the scene. LeCroy was transported to the hospital, the place she later died in consequence of her accidents.
The two different passengers had been injured … one significantly.
“The whole Georgia household is devastated by the tragic loss of soccer student-athlete Devin Willock and soccer employees member Chandler LeCroy,” the University of Georgia mentioned in an announcement.
“Devin and Chandler had been two particular individuals who meant a lot to the University of Georgia, our soccer program, and our athletic division. We ask that everybody hold their households in your prayers throughout this very tough time.”
Georgia soccer coach Kirby Smart additionally launched an announcement … “We are all heartbroken and devastated with the loss of Devin Willock and Chandler LeCroy. Devin was an excellent younger man in each manner. He was all the time smiling, was an excellent teammate, and was a pleasure to teach.”
“Chandler was a priceless member of our soccer employees and introduced an unbelievable perspective and power each single day. We grieve with their households for this tragic loss and can help them in each manner doable.”
6’7″, 335 lbs. Willock, from New Millford, NJ, performed in all of Georgia’s video games this season, together with two begins at proper guard.
UGA had been celebrating their second consecutive nationwide championship, which they gained Monday night time after defeating TCU, 65-7, within the title recreation.