Troy Trojans offensive lineman Corey McCullers passed away following a car accident in Troy, Alabama on Saturday afternoon, the school announced. McCullers, 19, was a walk-on and a redshirt freshman after playing on the scout team during the 2014 season.
“This is a terrible tragedy and our hearts hurt for the McCullers family,” Troy Athletic Director John Hartwell said in a statement. “We are reminded every day how precious life is, and the thoughts and prayers of the Troy University Family are with his family, friends and teammates as they mourn the beautiful life that Corey lived.”
According to the Montgomery Advertiser, McCullers’ car hit a vehicle on U.S. 231 before running into a parked travel trailer that was sitting on the side of the road. He was declared dead at the scene.
“The Troy Football Family is heartbroken today over the sudden loss of Corey McCullers,” Troy football head coach Neal Brown said. “There is no greater tragedy than losing a young man with a bright future far too soon. Corey was a true Trojan who loved Troy University and his teammates. Our staff and players will always remember Corey’s work ethic and his positive attitude. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.”