The Georgia Bulldogs football team paid tribute to two of their members who died in a car accident earlier this year. During their spring football game on Saturday, the team honored Devin Willock, an offensive lineman, and Chandler LeCroy, a recruiting staff member, who were killed in a car crash in Athens in January, just days after the Bulldogs won their second straight national championship.
The tribute was given by the Bulldogs lining up without a left guard, the position Willock played, on the first play of the game and taking a delay of game. The public address announcer announced, “Today’s first play is a delay of game in memory of the two missing today.” Three months have passed since their untimely demise, and the tribute was a fitting tribute to their memory, as reported by Fox News.
Willock was riding in an SUV that crashed in Athens after leaving a road and striking two power poles and several trees. Unfortunately, LeCroy, who was driving the vehicle, passed away later in the hospital.
Based on an article by CNN, it was later discovered that Jalen Carter, a top NFL draft prospect, was racing another vehicle when the 2021 Ford Expedition driven by LeCroy crashed. Due to his legal troubles and poor performance at his pro day, his draft stock has fallen.
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Honoring Their Legacy
The tragic incident occurred just hours after the team celebrated their second consecutive title in a ceremony at Sanford Stadium. The Georgia Bulldogs have lost two valuable members of their team, but their memory continues to live on in the hearts of their teammates and fans.
The team’s decision to honor Willock and LeCroy during the spring game demonstrates their commitment to honoring their legacy. Fans and teammates alike shared hugs and applause in memory of the two. The Bulldogs’ tribute was a poignant reminder that even though Willock and LeCroy are no longer with us, their memory will live on through their teammates and fans.
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