EX-NFL PLAYER KEION CARPENTER DIES AT 39

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

 

 

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

 

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