Fans meet the football player of the Georgian national team a few hours before the fatal accident

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NOW – THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA – IS IN MOURNING. JUST A FEW HOURS AFTER THE GEORGIA BULLDOGS WON THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP WITH A PARADE IN ATHENS, OFFENDER DEVIN WHEELOCK AND COACH CHANDLER LECROY WERE KILLED IN A CAR CRASH. WHILE BULLDOG NATION GRIVES, ONE FAN AND HIS GRANDSON SHARE THEIR INTERACTION WITH WHEELOCK – HOURS BEFORE THE CRASH. AS OUR ANDY COLE REPORTS — THIS MEETING WAS LIFE CHANGING. AFTER ATTENDING GEORGIA’S CHAMPIONSHIP CELEBRATION ON SATURDAY IN ATHENS… <> “CAMDIN WAS STARTING TO GET A LITTLE STARVING AND WE WERE LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO STOP.” SAM KRAMER AND HIS SEVEN-YEAR-OLD GRANDSON CAMDEN STOPPED TO EAT BEFORE HEADING HOME TO CARTERSVILLE. <> “ACTUALLY I WAS JUST SITTING DOWN TO GET READY TO ORDER AND WE NOTICED THE COMPOSITION, BUT WE NOTICED SOME PEOPLE STARTING TO GATHER ON THE LEFT SIDE WHERE WE WERE SITTING.//AS SOON AS I TURNED MY HEAD AND LOOKED WHO IT WAS.” IT WAS REDSHIRT SOphomore DEVIN WHEELOCK. AND AS A LIFELONG GEORGIA FAN … KRAMER KNEW HE HAD TO SAY HI. <> “I JUST PUSHED HIM WITH MY FIST. I SAID, ‘HEY DEVIN, CONGRATULATIONS ON EVERYTHING THAT’S GOING ON’ . HE TURNED AROUND AND SAW CAMDEN SITTING THERE AND CAMDEN LOOKING AT HIM WITH BIG EYES.” AFTER THE COVER WAS REMOVED . . . KRAMER SAID IT WAS HARD FOR CAMDEN NOT TO NOTICE HIS CHAMPIONSHIP SHIRT. <> I REMEMBER, “I JUST BEHIND HIM. YOU’VE GOT ONE.” BUT HE’S GOT A REAL GOT,” SO DEVIN, WITHOUT EVEN STOPPING OR SPOKING, TOOK HER RING OFF AND GAVE IT TO HIS DRESSER AND SAID, “I WANT TO SEE HOW YOU LOOK IN THE RING.” KRAMER SAID IT’S A MINUTE. THE MEETING WITH KAMDIN FELT LIKE HOURS. <> “WHAT REALLY IMPRESSED ME WAS HOW HE ACCEPTED BEING WITH KAMDIN.” HE WITH TOOK A FEW PHOTOS OF THE MEETING AND POSTED THEM ON TWITTER. WHEELOCK SAW IT AND RETWEETED WITH THREE RED HEARTS – HIS LAST TWEET. THEN, HOURS LATER, TRAGEDY. ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY POLICE SAY IT WAS JUST ABOUT 3 a.m. Sunday when the SUV he was a passenger in hit two power poles and trees before crashing into an apartment. FOOTBALL COLLEGE CHANDLER LECROY KILLED IN THIS CRASH. THE ATHENS BANNER- HERALD reports that STAR OFFENSIVE TACKLE WARREN MCCLENDON WAS ALSO IN THE CAR. HE HAS MINOR INJURIES AND ANOTHER PASSENGER IS IN SERIOUS CONDITION. <> CORPORATE PARENT: “IF YOU HAD TO TALK TO DEVIN’S FAMILY RIGHT NOW, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY?” KRAMER: “MY HEART IS BREAKING FOR THEM.//I JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT YOU RAISED A WONDERFUL YOUNG MAN AND HE WILL BE MISSED.” A CHANCE ENCOUNTER THAT WILL SOON BE FORGOTTEN. ANDY COLE. WJCL 22 NEW

Man and 7-year-old grandson meet Georgia football player hours before he died in crash

Sam Kramer and his grandson met Wheelock at an Athens restaurant after the championship parade

As the University of Georgia community mourns the loss of a player and staff member killed in an early morning car accident, one fan and his grandson are thankful for one last interaction with redshirt sophomore Devin Wheelock. After attending Georgia’s state title celebration Saturday in Athens, Sam Kramer and his 7-year-old grandson Kamdyn stopped for a bite to eat before heading home to Cartersville. and we noticed some commotion, but we noticed people starting to gather on the left side of where we were sitting. As soon as I turned my head and looked, I saw who it was,” Kramer told sister station WJCL. It was Wheelock. And as a lifelong Georgia fan, Kramer knew he had to say hi. “I just punched him. I said, “Hey Devin, congratulations on everything that’s going on.” He turned around and saw Camdin sitting there, and Camdin was looking at him with wide eyes.” After talking for a bit, Kramer said it was hard for Camdin not to notice his championship ring. “I remember just saying to Camdin, ‘Hey, you have. But he’s got real business.’ And so Devin, without even pausing or flinching, took off the ring and handed it to Camdin, saying, ‘I’d like to see what you look like in the ring,'” Kramer said. He took several photos of the encounter. and posted them on Twitter. Wheelock saw it and retweeted it with three red hearts, his final tweet. Hours later, tragedy struck. Athens-Clarke County Police said that shortly before 3 a.m. Sunday, an SUV, in in which he was a passenger, struck two utility poles and trees before crashing into an apartment. The crash killed Wheelock and the driver, football staff Chandler LeCroy. The Athens Banner-Herald reports that star offensive lineman Warren McClendon was also in the car. He has minor injuries, the other passenger is in serious condition. “My heart breaks for them,” Kramer said of the Wheelock family. “I just want you to know that you raised a great young man and he will be missed.”

As the University of Georgia community mourns the loss of a player and staff member killed in an early morning car accident, one fan and his grandson are thankful for one last interaction with redshirt sophomore Devin Wheelock.

After attending Georgia’s championship celebration Saturday in Athens, Sam Kramer and his 7-year-old grandson Camdyn stopped for a bite to eat before heading home to Cartersville.

“Actually, we had just sat down to get ready to order and we noticed some commotion, but we noticed people starting to gather to the left of where we were sitting. As soon as I turned my head and looked, I saw who it was, Cramer told sister station WJCL.

It was Wheelock. And as a lifelong Georgia fan, Kramer knew he had to say hello.

“I just punched him. I said, “Hey Devin, congratulations on everything that’s going on.” He turned and saw Kamdin sitting there, and Kamdin was looking at him with wide eyes.’

After chatting a bit, Kramer said it was hard for Camdin to overlook his championship ring.

“I remember just saying to Camdin, ‘Hey, you got it. But he has a real business.” And so Devin, without even pausing or flinching, took off the ring and handed it to Kamdin, saying, ‘I’d like to see what you look like in the ring,'” Kramer said.

He took some photos of the meeting and posted them on Twitter. Wheelock saw this and retweeted it with three red hearts – his last tweet. Then, a few hours later, tragedy struck.

Athens-Clarke County police said shortly before 3 a.m. Sunday, the SUV he was a passenger in struck two utility poles and trees before crashing into an apartment.

Wheelock and the driver were killed in that accident, football staffer Chandler LeCroy. The Athens Banner-Herald reports star forward Warren McClendon was also in the car. He has minor injuries, the other passenger is in serious condition.

“My heart breaks for them,” Kramer said of the Wheelock family. “I just want you to know that you raised a great young man and he will be missed.”

Fans meet the football player of the Georgian national team a few hours before the fatal accident

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