Who is Chandler LeCroy? University of Georgia football team staffer dies with Devin Willock in car crash
ATHENS, GEORGIA: Chandler LeCroy, a recruiting staffer of the University of Georgia Football team, died along with Devin Willock, an offensive lineman of the team in a car accident early on Sunday, January 15, 2023.
According to Daily Mail, police reported that they received a complaint of a crashed 2021 Ford Expedition on Sunday, January 15, at around 2.45 am. Devin, 20, was pronounced dead at the scene, while LeCroy, 24, was driving the vehicle, was taken by EMS to a nearby hospital where she subsequently died. There were two other passengers, a 21-year-old man, and a 26-year-old woman, who had significant injuries but attained stable condition.
Who was Chandler LeCroy?
LeCroy was a 24-year-old who had a Masters in Sport Management and Policy at the University of Georgia. She was educated at Stephens County High School and did her graduation with a Bachelor of Education in Sport Management from Mary Frances Early College of Education. According to Sports Keeda, she also was a leadership graduate of Stephens County High in Toccoa.
According to her LinkedIn, she has extensively participated in Football and Basketball Spirit Cheerleading, and Varsity Competitive Cheerleading. LeCroy was also involved in various clubs including, National High School Scholars, National Beta Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, National Technical Honor Society, Toccoa-Stephens County Leadership, and Future Business Leaders of America.
Meanwhile, the University of Georgia made its official statement over the tragic incident. "The entire Georgia family is devastated by the tragic loss of football student-athlete Devin Willock and football staff member Chandler LeCroy," the university statement read. "Two other members of the football program were injured in the accident. They are both in stable condition, and we will continue to monitor their status 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 your prayers during this very difficult time," it further read.
Bulldogs coach Kirby Smart said, "We are all heartbroken and devastated with the loss of Devin Willock and Chandler LeCroy. Devin was an outstanding young man in every way. He was always smiling, was a great teammate and was a joy to coach. Chandler was a valuable member of our football staff and brought an incredible attitude and energy every single day. We grieve with their families for this tragic loss and will support them in every way possible," reported ESPN.