The University of Georgia’s football program suffered a tragic loss as junior offensive lineman Devin Willock and recruiting assistant Chandler LeCroy passed away in a car crash on Saturday night.
The accident happened early on Sunday in Athens, Georgia. Devin Willock was an American football player from Paramus, New Jersey, who played as an offensive guard. He committed to play for the Georgia Bulldogs football team. Willock was one of the most important players on the team that just won the national championship.
The tragic news came just hours after UGA had celebrated winning the national championship for the second year in a row. They had a parade and ceremony at Sanford Stadium at the university in Athens, Georgia. The junior football player just announced that he wants to enter the NFL draft.
The university issued a statement saying, “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. 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.”
Following his death, fans are now looking more into Willock’s personal life including his girlfriend and career.
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Devin Willock’s Girlfriend: Was He Dating Someone
According to multiple reports, it has been speculated that Willock was single or not involved in any of the relationships. Instead of focusing on a romantic relationship, he devoted his time and efforts to his profession.
He also has an Instagram account under the handle @devinwillock, where he got around 8200 followers. Although, he never hinted at or posted anything related to his personal life on his social media accounts.
Know More About Devin Willock
Willock, who is from New Jersey, played in every regular season game, the SEC Championship, and both College Football Playoff games for UGA as a redshirt sophomore.
The 6-foot-7, 335-pound Willock played in all 15 games for the Bulldogs last season. He started at right guard in wins against Tennessee and Kentucky. ESPN Recruiting ranked him the No. 39 guard prospect in the country and the No. 17 prospect in New Jersey when he was a senior at Paramus Catholic High School in 2020.
According to the Bulldogs website, Willock played his first college game in 2021 as a backup offensive tackle. The Georgia website says that he played in all of Georgia’s games in 2023, including as the right guard in the Bulldogs’ championship wins over TCU on January 9, 2023.