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Alabama OL sends prayers to Georgia after two tragic deaths

Alabama offensive tackle JC Latham (#65) blocks Texas A&M's DL Fadil Diggs (#10) during 2022 matchup
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Football is a competitive sport, especially in the Southeastern Conference, and teams want to win championships.

However, tragedy brings us together as people. The University of Georgia is mourning a week after capturing back-to-back College Football Playoff National Championships. According to WSBTV.com in Athens, Ga., Devin Willock (an offensive lineman) and Chandler Lecroy (a recruiting staff member) were killed in a car crash Sunday morning. The incident came hours after the Bulldogs celebrated its national championship with a parade. Willock was 20 years old while Lecroy was 24.

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JC Latham, a sophomore offensive tackle for Alabama, sent his prayers to the Georgia family on Twitter.

Two others, Warren McClendon (21, offensive tackle) and Victoria Bowles (26), were injured but stable.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith. 

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Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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