NFL Cornerback Jeff Gladney Passes Away At The Age Of 25 Following A Car Accident
Roommates, we are sending our deepest condolences to the family of Jeff Gladney, who was a cornerback for the Arizona Cardinals.
Jeff’s agent Brian Overstreet confirmed the unfortunate news to Forth-Worth Star Telegram and said,
“We are asking prayers for the family and privacy at this most difficult time.”
According to the outlet, the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office said the fatal car crash took place around 2:30 a.m. in the westbound services lanes of Woodall Rogers Freeway at Allen Street. Sources reportedly claim a female passenger was also in the vehicle, and unfortunately passed away as well.
The Cardinals also shared a statement and said,
“We are devastated to learn of Jeff Gladney’s passing. Our hearts go out to his family, friends, and all who are mourning this tremendous loss.”
— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) May 30, 2022
Jeff, who attended Texas Christan University, was selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the First Round of the 2020 NFL draft.
The Vikings also shared a statement in the wake of his passing and said,
“We are saddened by the tragic death of former Viking Jeff Gladney. Our hearts go out to his family and friends, as well as the Arizona Cardinals organization and Jeff’s current and former teammates and coaches who are mourning his life lost much too soon.”
We are saddened by the tragic death of former Viking Jeff Gladney. Our hearts go out to his family and friends, as well as the Arizona Cardinals organization and Jeff’s current and former teammates and coaches who are mourning his life lost much too soon. pic.twitter.com/5bdVCXT6Gv
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) May 30, 2022
Jeff signed with the Cardinals in March of this year.
Jeremiah Donati, the TCU athletic director, said in a statement,
“Our TCU Athletics family, and especially our football program, was very devastated to learn of the passing of Jeff Gladney. After earning his degree and continuing his playing career in the NFL, Jeff maintained his close ties to TCU. He loved everything about his alma mater. He was a frequent visitor to campus and was at our spring practices and spring game this year, proudly joined by his young son. “He will be missed by our entire community. Our thoughts, prayers, and deepest condolences go to Jeff’s family, friends, and TCU teammates.”
We’re keeping Jeff Gladney’s loved ones lifted in prayer at this time.
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