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Jordan Davis, Nakobe Dean Honor Devin Willock, Chandler LeCroy Ahead of Divisional Round NFL Playoff Game

by Chandler Vessels
Former Georgia players Jordan Davis and Nakobe Dean honored Devin Willock and Chandler LeCroy ahead of an NFL playoff game
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As they warmed up for an NFL Divisional round playoff game on Saturday, former Georgia players Jordan Davis and Nakobe Dean kept the memory of Devin Willock and Chandler LeCroy with them.

Davis and Dean, who now play for the Philadelphia Eagles, wore hoodies honoring Willock and LeCroy. The pair were killed in a car accident last week, just 12 hours after the Bulldogs celebrated their second straight national title. The two are former teammates of Willock, an offensive lineman who won a national championship with them in the 2021 season.

Willock and LeCroy, a recruiting staffer at UGA, died on Jan. 15 in a car crash that occurred following the parade celebrating the Bulldogs’ second straight national title. Reports indicated that LeCroy was the driver of the vehicle, a 2021 Ford Expedition.

The Eagles selected Davis and Dean in the 2022 NFL Draft, Davis going in the first and Dean in the third. They helped Philadelphia to earn the No. 1 seed in the NFC, and are playing against an NFC East rival in the New York Giants on Saturday.

Details on the car crash that killed Devin Willock, Chandler LeCroy

According to the police report, LeCroy was the driver of a 2021 Ford Expedition heading southbound on Barnett Shoals Road early Sunday morning. The vehicle “failed to negotiate a left curve,” striking a curb with its front passenger tire and leaving the road before striking a pair of power poles.

The vehicle did not stop after that going on to crash into several trees as it rotated out of control. It struck a second vehicle in a parking lot before eventually coming to a stop against an apartment complex building at 930 Barnett Shoals Road. The investigation is still ongoing, and the report also noted that the vehicle was exceeding the speed limit for the area, posted as 40 miles per hour.

Devin Willock, seated in the backseat of the vehicle, flew out of the vehicle and died at the scene. Doctors later pronounced LeCroy dead at Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital.

There were two other passengers in the vehicle, offensive lineman Warren McClendon and recruiting staffer Tory Bowles. The report states that McClendon, who was in the front passenger’s seat, “sustained a laceration in the middle of his head.”

Bowles suffered multiple serious injuries redacted from the report. She was also transported by ambulance to Piedmont.

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