Jaquan Yulee, a former Marshall linebacker, died in a car crash Tuesday night, WAVY.com reported.
Yulee was 24 years old.
According to officials in Suffolk, Virginia, police and firefighters arrived at the scene of a single vehicle crash at around 7:10 p.m. The car reportedly tipped over on its roof and Yulee was pronounced dead at the scene.
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Police confirmed his death on Wednesday.
Marshall’s football team posted a statement on Twitter saying “so many people will miss him in the Thundering Herd.”
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“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of former student football athlete Marshall Jaquan Yulee. His energy and ability to connect with so many fans was exemplary, ”the statement read.
Yulee, who suffered a spinal injury in 2019, was actually paralyzed for two days, but he planned to make a comeback in 2021. Marshall said he was ” medically ineligible To come back, but Yulee was planning to go to an HBCU school.
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Yulee’s father, Fred, said Wednesday his son plans to announce his engagement at one of three schools – Virginia State University, Central State University or Virginia Union University.