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Offensive lineman Devin Wheelock died in a car crash Sunday morning, according to a statement from the University of Georgia. Let’s see How Devin Wheelock Died and Devin Wheelock’s Cause of Death in detail.
How did Devin Wheelock die?
Georgia offensive lineman Devin Wheelock was killed in a car accident early Sunday morning in Athens, Georgia. The school said two other passengers associated with the program suffered injuries. Wheelock was 20 years old.
The death of 20-year-old Devin Wheelock was confirmed by Athens-Clarke police. Wheelock played offensively for them.
Chandler LeCroy, a member of the Bulldogs staff, also died in the accident.
The school said in a statement,
“The entire Georgia family is devastated by the tragic loss of football student-athlete Devin Wheelock and football staff member Chandler LeCroy.”
“Two other members of the football program were injured in the incident. Both are in stable condition and we will continue to monitor their condition with medical personnel.
“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 their prayers at this very difficult time.”
We are heartbroken by the deaths of Devin and Chandler.
Our prayers are with their families at this difficult time. pic.twitter.com/BYLH8Xipwa
— Georgia Bulldogs (@UGAAthletics) January 15, 2023
Devin Wheelock’s cause of death
We regret to inform you that Devin Wheelock has passed away.
Devin Wheelock’s cause of death was a car accident.
On Barnett Shoals Road, the collision happened around 2:45 a.m., according to authorities. According to reports, a 2021 Ford Expedition was traveling south on the outside lane of the road when it left the pavement and collided with multiple trees and two power lines. LeCroy died at the hospital, while Wheelock died at the scene.
There were two additional UGA football players in the scrimmage. Police said a 26-year-old female passenger and 21-year-old McClendon suffered minor injuries. The investigation is still ongoing.
The cause of Devin Wheelock’s death left the community heartbroken.
Who was Devin Wheelock?
Wheelock, 20, has played in every game this season and started two games at right guard, against Tennessee and Kentucky. He was from New Milford, New Jersey, and a redshirt sophomore at Paramus Catholic High School. He played in 13 games as a reserve in 2021 after redshirting in 2020 at Georgia.
He took part in Georgia’s parade in Athens on Saturday to mark back-to-back championship victories for the Bulldogs after they defeated TCU on Monday.
— Devin Willock (@dwillockppg) January 12, 2023
Wheelock, a redshirt sophomore from New Jersey, has served as a backup on the offensive line all season. He made just two starts for the Bulldogs this season, despite appearing in every game. The 6-foot-7, 335-pound Wheelock started at right guard in the Bulldogs’ triumphs over Tennessee and Kentucky. He played in all 15 of the team’s games last season. As a junior at Paramus Catholic High School in 2020, he was ranked by ESPN Recruiting as the 39th-best guard prospect in the nation and the 17th-best prospect in New Jersey.
Tribute to Devin Wheelock
Many people expressed their deepest sympathies to his family and expressed how much they loved him.
Prayers for UGA football this morning and Devin Wheelock’s family. The Bulldogs lost an incredible talent and a great man in this double tragedy. Say a prayer for Willock and his family and the family of Chandler LeCroy. Another person is still in intensive care. Details to come.
— Radi Nabulsi (@RadiNabulsi) January 15, 2023
My that shit hurt my heart man all I got to say THE GREATS ARE GOING SOON🖤🖤 @DevinWillock I LOVE YOU FOREVER
— Nolan Smith II (@SmithNoland2) January 15, 2023
Terrible. Devin Wheelock and Chandler LeCroy died after a car accident Sunday morning.
Our prayers go out to their families.
Rest in peace💔 pic.twitter.com/vNlucibRo7
— UGA Football Live BACK AGAINST THE CHAMPIONS (@UGAfootballLive) January 15, 2023
Our entire program and community send our sincerest and deepest condolences to @GeorgiaFootball on the deaths of Devin Wheelock and Chandler LeCroy. Our thoughts are with their families, friends, teammates and coaches.
— Georgia Tech Football (@GeorgiaTechFB) January 15, 2023
Hearing the news about Devin Wheelock and Chandler LeCroy is so heartbreaking…life is short.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to their families and friends. pic.twitter.com/74NKq7Txku
— B2B Natty Champion UGA Spike Squad (@UGASPIKESQUAD) January 15, 2023
One of the worst things a person can go through in life is losing a loved one. Every journey should have an end goal. Man’s time on earth has unfortunately ended now that he has died.
We wish him eternal peace and send our thoughts and prayers to his loved ones, family, friends. May he rest in peace.
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