Freshman College Football Player Dies In Car Accident

first_imgA generic picture of three footballs next to a pylonA freshman college football player has died in a car accident this weekend.Johnathon Gilmore, a freshman tight end for Winston-Salem State, reportedly died in a car accident on Saturday afternoon.The freshman football player had gone back home to watch his high school team play.The 6-foot-4 tight end was a Fayetteville, Ark. native.From Journal Now:Coach Kienus Boulware of the Rams said he was scrambling around on Sunday afternoon trying to find out details.“He wasn’t just a good kid, he was a great kid,” Boulware said after hearing the news that Gilmore had died. “He had just texted me last week about setting up a meeting because he wanted to know what he could do this off-season to become better.”This is the second WSSU player to die this year. Najee Baker, a defensive end, died after being shot at a party at Wake Forest in January.Fighting back tears, Boulware said: “We are in the process of reaching out to this family but we are all devastated by this news.”Our thoughts are with his family and friends.May he rest in peace.last_img read more