Keion Carpenter, former NFL and Virginia Tech safety, passed during 39
Former NFL and Virginia Tech reserve Keion Carpenter died Thursday morning. He was 39.
Carpenter, who collapsed after pang a mind aneurysm while using in Florida during a family vacation, died during Jackson South Community Hospital in Miami.
“It is with bewail that we as a family announce that during 6:47 am Keion Eric Carpenter was conspicuous dead, during Jackson South Community Hospital in Miami, Florida. Keion collapsed while on a family vacation and remained in a coma for 24 hours. Keion(‘s) stays will be flown behind to Baltimore for burial,” review a matter expelled by Carpenter’s family, per FoxBaltimore.com.
The Baltimore local was a star during Virginia Tech before a 6 year NFL career with a Buffalo Bills and Atlanta Falcons.
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Carpenter, who sealed with a Bills in 1999 as an undrafted giveaway agent, played 3 seasons in Buffalo. He had a career-high 5 interceptions in 2000 for a Bills. He afterwards played 3 some-more seasons with a Falcons. He played in 83 games during his NFL career – starting 61 – and finished with 14 interceptions.
“Cheryl and we were saddened to learn of a flitting of Keion Carpenter,” former Virginia Tech manager Frank Beamer pronounced in a statement. “Keion was one of a rocks around that we built a module during Virginia Tech in a 1990s.”
Beamer called Carpenter a “tenacious punt blocker and a relentless actor on defense.”
Carpenter binds a propagandize record with 6 blocked punts.
Following his personification days, Carpenter incited to philanthrophy and started The Carpenter House gift in Maryland to assist families from disadvantaged backgrounds.
“His work with The Carpenter House and other free organizations to assistance those in need truly embodied a Virginia Tech spirit,” Beamer said.
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