Morgantown, West Virginia – Jaquan Yulee, a former linebacker for Marshall University, died tragically in a car accident yesterday.
Yulee, a former four star recruit, was a beloved player at Marshall. He played in every game as a freshman and sophomore at linebacker for the Herd, and then made his first start during his junior season. During that start against VMI, he suffered a gruesome spine injury that ended his season in 2019 and nearly ended his career.
A beautiful sight at today’s practice: Jaquan Yulee walked out of the Shewey Building and joined his teammates (briefly) at practice. Every player and coach hugged and greeted Yulee. #HerdFamily | @JaquanYulee2 pic.twitter.com/u7gDU4YJev
— Chuck McGill (@chuckmcgill) September 3, 2019
However, Yulee was just recently cleared by doctors after two years and was attempting to make a comeback to football before his untimely death yesterday. Yulee posted the following message on social media just a day ago, announcing that he would be transferring to Virginia State University, Central State University or Virginia Union University to continue his football career.
— Yuleeeeeeeeee………. (@JaquanYulee2) July 12, 2021
News of Yulee’s death has left the entire Marshall University understandably shocked and saddened.
RIP to one of the most lovable Marshall players we’ve ever known. 💔💔
— Barstool Marshall (@BarstoolMU) July 14, 2021