EX- PLAYER OF ATL FALCONS KEION CARPENTER dies at age 39. In an Instagram post, a family confirms the passing of Former NFL Star stating that he was on” Family Vacation” when he slipped and hit his head falling into a 24-hour coma. Before he was pronounced dead at the local hospital.
In 2003, Carpenter became a Star after returning to the league following his Spinal Fusion Surgery playing three more seasons before his retirement in 2005. After Retirement Carpenter focus his attention on low – income families and started a Non- Profited Organization ” The Carpenter House”. Which aided in the less fortunate.
Friends & Family take to Instagram and Twitter To Share their farewell to a True Hero #RipKeionCarpenter
I have been praying hard since yesterday but got the horrible news that my good friend @keioncarpenter29 has passed.This is beyond heard breaking because not only was he a former NFL player,owner of The Carpenter House & ShutDown academy and just all around Great Guy.The 1 thing I can say beyond the businessman & humanitarian he was a Family man,a devoted father of 3 young girls & a son.I just don’t understand why God takes away such great people like him1st my man #MarBrown last week and now #keioncarpenter .Prayers to your family my brothers & all the lives you’ve touched .i truly just don’t understand this one
— D Miles (@MilesWorld14) December 29, 2016
Sad day for us Woodlawn alumni #RIPKeionCarpenter
— Vanessa Anderson (@VAnderson410) December 29, 2016
My condolences to the Carpenter family. #RIPKeionCarpenter
— Putsumrespeckonit (@deedeehttr) December 29, 2016
Via Daily Mail
‘Keion was one of the rocks around which we built our program at Virginia Tech in the 1990s. He was a tenacious punt blocker and a relentless player on defense.
‘More importantly, he had a heart of gold. His work with The Carpenter House and other charitable organizations to help those in need truly embodied the Virginia Tech spirit.’
Beamer also sent his condolences to Carpenter’s family for the ‘loss of a great Hokie.’
The college also remembered Carpenter with a story recounting his crucial interception in a 1996 game against Miami which he ran back for a touchdown.
‘The athletics department offers its condolences to the Carpenter family, many of whom live in the Baltimore area and are mourning his sudden loss – and obviously will do so for quite some time,’ read the piece.
‘Rest assured, his extensive Virginia Tech family will miss him just as much.
Carpenter leaves behind His Wife and Four Children. Our Condolences goes out to the family during this difficult time. May he Sleep in Paradise. #RipKeionCarpenter