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Who was Devin Willock? Georgia football player, 20, and staffer Chandler LeCroy die in brutal car crash

Devin Willock, who was in the passenger's seat, was declared dead at the scene while Chandler LeCroy, 24, died at the hospital
UPDATED JAN 16, 2023
Devin Willock and Chandler LeCroy died in a horrible car crash on Sunday, January 15 (Instagram/devinwillock, Instagram/chandler_lecroy)
Devin Willock and Chandler LeCroy died in a horrible car crash on Sunday, January 15 (Instagram/devinwillock, Instagram/chandler_lecroy)

ATHENS, GEORGIA: Devin Willock, an offensive lineman for the University of Georgia football team, and Chandler LeCroy, a member of the recruiting team, were killed in a car accident early on Sunday, January 15.

Authorities in Athens, Georgia, received a complaint of a crashed 2021 Ford Expedition on Sunday, January 15, at around 2.45 am. Willock, 20, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene. LeCroy, 24, who was driving the vehicle, was taken by EMS to a nearby hospital where she subsequently died. Two other unidentified occupants of the car, a 21-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman, also endured significant injuries but fortunately are in stable condition. According to a report on ESPN, junior offensive lineman Warren McClendon was involved in the crash but is in stable condition. McClendon made his 2023 NFL Draft entry just a day prior to the incident.


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The University of Georgia Athletic Association released a statement where it expressed its condolences for the deaths of Willock and LeCroy and confirmed that the other two injured passengers were members of the football program.

The statement read, "The entire Georgia family is devastated by the tragic loss of football student-athlete Devin Willock and football staff member Chandler LeCroy. 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."


The statement continued, "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."

"The UGA Athletic Association will work with our medical team as well as our mental health and performance personnel to make sure we are providing the best support possible for our staff and student-athletes who are processing this grief. We can provide no further comment at this time but ask that everyone continue to keep those involved in your prayers," the statement concluded.

Who was Devin Willock?

Devin Willock, a football player who represented the Georgia Bulldogs, was born in Paramus, New Jersey, in 2002. He attended Paramus Catholic High School before enrolling at the University of Georgia.

Willock, a redshirt sophomore, played for the Dawgs in all 15 games this season, including the national championship game, and made his debut against Tennessee and Kentucky. ESPN listed Willock as the No 17 prospect from his home state of New Jersey and the No 39 guard in the nation for the recruiting class of 2020.