Tragic Death of Promising 25-Year-Old Defensive Lineman Shocks Football Community

Tragic Death of Promising 25-Year-Old Defensive Lineman Shocks Football Community

The cause of the 25-year-old defensive lineman’s death was not immediately revealed.

Former defensive lineman Albany, AJ Simonwho hoped to be selected in the 2024 NFL Draft next week, has died at the age of 25, the school announced Wednesday.

The cause of death of Simon It was not known immediately.

“The American football program UAlbany is deeply moved to learn of the death of the former student-athlete Amitral AJSimon this morning,” the institution declared in a statement published via X. “AJ He was a tremendous young man and even a better companion during his time in UAlbany. “He was a role model on and off the field, serving as a pillar for this program over the past two years.”

Simonwho racked up 12.5 sacks last season for Albanywas ranked as the No. 448 overall prospect according to the most recent rankings prior to the 2024 NFL Draft by Matt Miller, analyst ESPN.

Simona first team selection All-CAA 2023was originally from Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania. He played the last two seasons for Albany after starting his collegiate career in Bloomsburg University.

“My prayers are dedicated to the family Simon. I love you AJand I will always have a special place in my heart for No. 8,” published the head coach of Albany, Greg Gattusoin X.

2024-04-18 00:06:05
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