How did Jaquan Yulee die? Marshall football linebacker 'gone far too soon', say fans

'RIP Yulee. One of the most fearless competitors and someone that could always brighten up whatever room he was in,' said a user


                            How did Jaquan Yulee die? Marshall football linebacker 'gone far too soon', say fans
Marshall Player Jaquan Yulee is being mourned after his death (Instagram/ @yulee2xdadon)

Marshall University linebacker Jaquan Yulee who was on his way to make it big in the world of football died on Tuesday, July 13. Yulee's death was confirmed by a number of die-hard fans who took to various social media platforms to mourn his passing.

"Im shook right now after hearing news that former Marshall Player Jaquan Yulee passed away this evening in a car accident! He was just cleared by doctors to play football again after suffering a broken spine 2 years ago! Life is so precious," wrote football enthusiast and professional photographer, Joshua Murdock. No other details are known about his car crash.



 

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Some of the other football personalities who lost their lives this year include Greg Clark (NFL star), Terry Donahue (UCLA coach), Colt Brennan (Former Hawaii quarterback) and Geno Hayes (former NFL linebacker)

Who was Jaquan Yulee?



 

Yulee was rated a four-star prospect by ESPN, Rivals, 247Sports, and Scout, according to Herdzone. He played every game in his freshman and sophomore years at the Marshall university as a hard-hitting linebacker. In his junior season, he made his first career start in the season-opening win against VMI. However, he left the VMI game with a serious injury and did not play again in 2019. He was on his way to making a comeback in the sport when the tragedy struck. 

He was active on social media, having over 12,000 followers on Instagram and more than 6,000 followers on Twitter. The last tweet he posted before his death read: "It's not about how big the school is or who went to the school before you no matter if it's D1, D2 or D3 when you sign that letter to attend that University it's either you gone eat or you gone starve just know if you a dawg them scouts coming to get you no matter where you at!" 



 

Tributes pour in



 

Fans flocked to Twitter to fondly remember Yulee and to offer their prayers after his demise. "Just ain’t right… Prayers to the Yulee family and all of the lives that I know you impacted! I could always count on a smile that would cut through anything! RIP Yulee, gone far too soon," one user wrote, while another said, "In all of my years at Marshall I never saw someone always in a good mood and as passionate for football as @JaquanYulee2 You were about to make the comeback of a life time, about to make your decision, and then this happens. Bad things happen to good people man RIP Yulee."

A third commented, "RIP Yulee… so many people take so many things for granted in life, even life itself. I know one thing Yulee cherished every moment he had." The next said, "RIP Yulee. you never failed to put smiles on everyone’s face, dancing through the buck w the cheesiest grin and always laughing i have no words rn." One more added, "RIP Yulee. One of the most fearless competitors and someone that could always brighten up whatever room he was in. Gone too soon. Prayers to you and your family brother #loveandloyalty." A commenter tweeted, "We had some good ass memories and one of the kindest souls, i still can’t believe it RIP Yulee im going to miss you bro #2" Another noted, "So sad to hear of the lose of Jaquan Yulee. He had just recently been cleared to play football again and was down to 3 schools that he would transfer to. Gone way too soon. RIP Yulee"



 



 



 



 



 



 

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