In memory of fallen Trojans: Troy mourns loss of student-athlete

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Michael Shipma

Sports Editor

The Troy University family mourned the death of student-athlete Corey McCullers after he was killed in a car accident on Saturday, June 20.

McCullers, 19, died when the car he was driving collided with another vehicle on U.S. Highway 231 and struck a parked travel trailer roughly 6 miles north of the Troy campus.

“This is a terrible tragedy and our hearts hurt for the McCullers family,” former Troy Athletic Director John Hartwell said. “We are reminded every day how precious life is, and the thoughts and prayers of the Troy University Family are with his family, friends and teammates as they mourn the beautiful life that Corey lived.”

McCullers walked on to the Troy football team last season as a redshirt freshman and played on the practice squad during the 2014 season.

McCullers, who was a member of Troy’s 3.0 club, graduated from Holtville High School, where he played football, track and field, basketball, and soccer. McCullers was named all-state as a goalkeeper for the Bulldogs during his high school career.

“The Troy Football Family is heartbroken today over the sudden loss of Corey McCullers,” Troy football head coach Neal Brown said. “There is no greater tragedy than losing a young man with a bright future far too soon.

“Corey was a true Trojan who loved Troy University and his teammates. Our staff and players will always remember Corey’s work ethic and his positive attitude. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.”

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