A Georgia offensive lineman and a recruiting. Staff member were killed in a car crash early Sunday. Just hours after the Bulldogs celebrated their second national championship. With a parade and ceremony.
On Jan. 14, just one day before Wilke’s fatal accident, Twitter user Sam Kramer shared. A heartwarming photo of the Bulldogs player pausing to take a photo with his grandson.
“Special thanks to @devinwillock for making time for my grandson. When he didn’t need it,” Kramer wrote. “You went out of your way to make her feel special and you made her day!! Good luck next year! Go Dogs!”
In the photos, Willock smiled and posed with the boy and let him try on his championship ring.
Wilk himself retweeted Kramer’s post on January 14 with a heart emoji.
Willock, who was a defensive lineman for the Georgia Bulldogs. Died Sunday at the age of 20 in a car accident in Athens, Georgia.
The 24-year-old driver of the vehicle, recruiting analyst Chandler LeCroy. Also died from his injuries.
Just hours before his death, Willock was celebrating winning back. To-back national championships with the Bulldogs.
“We are all heartbroken and devastated to lose Devin Willock. And Chandler LeCroy,” coach Kirby Smart said in a statement on Twitter. “Devin was an all-around outstanding young man. He was always smiling, a great teammate and a joy to coach.
Two other unnamed members of Georgia’s football program were injured. In the car crash and were in stable condition on Jan. 15, the Bulldogs said in a statement shared on Twitter Sunday.
The Associated Press reported that police are still determining. The cause of the crash.
“The entire Georgia family is devastated by the tragic. Loss of football student-athlete Devin Willock. Aand football staff member Chandler LeCroy,” the team said in its Twitter statement.
“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 you keep everyone’s family in your prayers during this difficult time.”