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31-year-old Gavin Escobar, a former NFL player for the Dallas Cowboys, was found dead after apparently falling down a mountain.
Two rock climbers were found dead in a remote area in Southern California.
The sheriff’s coroner’s office identified the victims as Escobar and 33-year-old Chelsea Walsh.
Forever in our hearts. 💙 pic.twitter.com/Pgp7vZ1ebB
— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) September 30, 2022
Escobar, who was 6-foot-5 and 250-pounds, played for the Dallas Cowboys for four seasons beginning in 2013.
The Dallas Cowboy’s responded to the news of Escobar’s death by posting a photo to social media and writing, “Forever in our hearts.”
The Riverside County Fire Department said they received the alert.
“Report of two injured rock climbers. Firefighters are attempting to hike to the victim’s location. Mountain Rescue Team requested.”
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The Long Beach Fire Department, where Escobar served as a firefighter after hanging up his cleats, responded to the tragedy by releasing a statement about the former NFL player.
“It is with deep sadness that we announce the off-duty death of Long Beach Firefighter Gavin Escobar,” the department said. “Hired on February 5, 2022, Firefighter Escobar was assigned to Fire Station 3 on B-shift.”
“Prior to being a Long Beach Firefighter, Gavin Escobar played professional football for the #NFL where he spent most of his time with the #DallasCowboys,” the department continued. “Firefighter Escobar leaves behind his wife and two young children.”
The news of Escobar’s passing comes as a scary situation unfolded during Thursday night’s NFL matchup between the Miami Dolphins and the Cincinnati Bengals.
Miami Dolphins star quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was rushed to the hospital after sustaining a head injury while being sacked by a defensive lineman for the Cincinnati Bengals.