Athens, Georgia (January 15, 2023) - The university confirmed in a statement that Devin Willock, a football player for Georgia, and a member of the recruiting staff, died in a single-vehicle accident early on Sunday morning in Athens.
Davin Willock was a redshirt sophomore from New Milford, New Jersey, who started two games on the offensive line. A member of the university's recruiting staff was also killed, according to the university.
Athens-Clarke County Police said in a statement that the single-vehicle accident happened around 2:45 a.m. ET on Sunday. According to police, the 2021 Ford Expedition left the road in the outside lane of Barnett Shoals Road and struck two power poles and several trees.
Police said that Willock died at the scene. He was 20. The recruiting staffer, who was driving, was transported to a local hospital by ambulance and died as a result of her injuries.
A male passenger, 21, suffered minor injuries, and a female passenger, 26, suffered serious injuries.
The accident occurred just hours after the Bulldogs celebrated back-to-back national titles with a parade and ceremony at Sanford Stadium. On Monday night, Georgia defeated TCU 65-7 in the College Football Playoff National Championship in Los Angeles.
Willock appeared in all 15 games for the Bulldogs last season, including starts at right guard in victories over Tennessee and Kentucky. ESPN Recruiting ranked him as the No. 39 guard prospect in the country and the No. 17 prospect in New Jersey as a senior at Paramus Catholic High School in 2020. On Sunday, the school issued a statement.
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