Georgia Bulldogs offensive lineman Devin Willock lost his life in a car accident in Athens, early Sunday, along with Chandler LeCroy, 24 – who was a member of the recruiting staff. Two others were also injured but are now in stable condition.
At the time of the crash, Willock was the passenger in the SUV. The vehicle crashed in Athens around 2:45 a.m. local time, police said. Moments before the crash, the car was traveling outside the lane of the road when it left the roadway and reportedly hit two power poles and several trees.
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Devin Willock’s family is from both Antigua and Barbados. He was the youngest of three brothers. They all played high school football. He lost his older brother, Johnathan Willock, to a car accident. While he did not die at the spot, he did die of health complications that arose due to the crash.
“It was an accident with a drunk driver but the accident didn’t kill him,” Willock told Dawg National Champions. “It was the infections afterwards. He actually survived the accident, but it was infections from the accident which set in two or maybe three weeks after that.”
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Willock used to compete in his memory. He described him as not being that big although his brother was six feet, four inches tall, and weighed 275 pounds. Johnathan was 13 years older than Devin. Devin was just seven years old when his brother passed away.
Dave Willock Jr.
His middle brother, Dave Willock Jr., plays in college at the Division II level.
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“I want to make it for my family,” Willock said. “For my family and the sacrifices they made for me. Even my brothers. The sacrifices that they have made for me is ridiculous. They put a lot of time into shaping me throughout this whole process. I’d be wrong to not try to ensure that it all pays off by doing my part.”