View Full Version : Florida St football player, D. Darling dead at 18yrs old...

02-26-01, 11:15 AM
From ESPN.com
AP 2/26/01

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Florida State linebacker Devaughn Darling, who started on the Seminoles' special teams last season as a freshman, died Monday after collapsing following an offseason workout.

Cause of death was not immediately determined, a university spokesman said. Darling, 18, was working out with his twin brother, also a member of the team, when stricken at the school.

Darling, of Houston, was credited with 11 tackles in seven games during the season, including two solo stops against Clemson. He was to begin spring practice next week as a starter at outside linebacker.

His twin brother, wide receiver Devard Darling, caught a touchdown pass for the Seminoles.

Rob Wilson, assistant athletic director, said Darling was pronounced dead at 8:37 a.m. at Tallahassee Memorial Regional Medical Center.

Horrible news for anyone to die so young!! I wonder what was the cause of death....

02-26-01, 11:18 AM
sounds a lot like what happened to len bias.. and we all know how he died..

i'll never forget that day