Former Tennessee football star LaDarrell McNeil has died.
The Volunteers announced Friday that McNeil had passed away at the age of 27. No cause of death was given, and Bleacher Report reported that further details aren’t known at this time.
We are mourning the loss of VFL LaDarrell McNeil.
Our thoughts and prayers are with him, his family and his teammates. LaDarrell will be dearly missed. pic.twitter.com/CQh2zfusgR
— Tennessee Football (@Vol_Football) July 9, 2021
McNeil was a great defensive back for the Volunteers during his time in Knoxville, and finished his career with 219 and five interceptions.
In terms of SEC DBs, he more than held his own over the course of his career.
I loved coaching LaDarrell McNeil he was a young man of high character, good teammate, one the toughest & most physical players I’ve had the privilege to coach. Thankful & blessed to have been apart of his life. RIP pic.twitter.com/CD91zpDX01
— Willie Martinez (@CoachWMartinez) July 9, 2021
It’s a damn tragedy.
According to teammates, former Tennessee DB LaDarrell McNeil has passed away at 27 years old.
Prayers to his family, friends and former teammates.
Here he is discussing his first interception after returning from a neck injury during senior year. He started 41 games for Vols. pic.twitter.com/jDbi7kqwce
— Trey Wallace (@TreyWallace_) July 9, 2021
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this incredibly tragic time.