Former NFL player and first-round draft pick, D.J. Hayden, tragically lost his life in a horrific car crash early this morning in Houston, Texas. The accident also claimed the lives of five other individuals.
Hayden, who was just 33 years old, had an illustrious eight-year career in the NFL. He was a first-round draft pick for the Oakland Raiders in 2013 and went on to play for several teams during his professional football career. His sudden death has sent shockwaves through the sports world.
The fatal accident occurred when a car reportedly sped through a red light on Fannin Street, leading to a devastating collision. Among the victims was another former University of Houston football player, Zach McMillian.
D.J. Hayden made a significant impact both on and off the field. He was not only admired for his athletic prowess but also for his spirit and dedication. His loss will be deeply felt by his former teammates, fans, and the entire NFL community.
Our thoughts and condolences go out to D.J. Hayden’s family, friends, and everyone affected by this tragic event. His contribution to the sport and his vibrant spirit will be remembered and missed.