Kirby Smart issues statement on deaths of Devin Willock, Chandler LeCroy
Kirby Smart and the Georgia Bulldogs just celebrated their second national championship in a row.
But on Sunday morning, the team was struck by tragedy, as 20-year-old OL Devin Willock and 24-year-old recruiting staffer Chandler LeCroy were killed in a single-car accident.
On Sunday morning after the accident, Smart issued a statement on the loss being felt by the Georgia program:
— Coach Kirby Smart (@KirbySmartUGA) January 15, 2023
“We are all heartbroken and devastated with the loss of Devin Willock and Chandler LeCroy,” Smart’s statement reads. “Devin was an outstanding young man in every way. He was always smiling, was a great teammate and a joy to coach. Chandler was such 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.”
Willock was a member of Georgia’s 2020 recruiting class out of New Jersey. He had started 2 games at right guard for the Bulldogs during the 2022 season.