Former NFL Star Keion Carpenter Has Past Away At The Age Of 39 After Collapsing
"It is with regret that we as a family announce that at 6:47 a.m., Keion Eric Carpenter was pronounced dead at Jackson South Community Hospital in Miami, Florida," a family statement sent to the celebrity website said.
Carpenter’s cousin Jamila Smith told the newspaper that he fell while playing with his son.
“They were running to the car when (Carpenter) slipped, fell, hit his head and slipped into a coma. It was just a freak accident,” she told the paper. “He was always healthy; he went to the doctor, ate well and worked out.”
|Keion C. Playing For the Atlanta Falcons|
Carpenter intercepted 14 passes during his NFL career with the Buffalo Bills and Atlanta Falcons. He blocked six kicks at Virginia Tech, tying the school record.
He also founded The Carpenter House, designed to benefit children from low-income homes through mentoring.
Former Hokies coach Frank Beamer recalled Carpenter, a Baltimore native, as “one of the rocks around which we built our program.”