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Georgia Bulldogs football player Devin Willock; staffer Chandler LeCroy killed in crash

January 15, 2023
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ATHENS - Kirby Smart and the Georgia Bulldogs lost two members of the program early Sunday morning in a tragic car accedent. 

Offensive lineman Devin Willock and football staff member Chandler LeCroy both passed away Sunday morning on Barnett Shoals Road in a single-vehicle crash. Two other members of the program, one of which is a player, were also involved in the crashed. 

UGA issued a statement Sunday morning:  

“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.
 
“The UGA Athletic Association will work with our medical team as well as our mental health and performance personnel to make sure we are providing the best support possible for our staff and student-athletes who are processing this grief. We can provide no further comment at this time but ask that everyone continue to keep those involved in your prayers.”

Georgia coach Kirby Smart issued a statement Sunday morning on the tragedy:

“We are all heartbroken and devastated with the loss of Devin Willock and Chandler LeCroy. Devin was an outstanding young man in every way. He was always smiling, was a great teammate and a joy to coach. Chandler was 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.”



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