Former Dallas Cowboys tight end Gavin Escobar was one of two people found dead after a rock climbing accident. The accident occurred in Southern California and officials confirmed the report of the accident to the Los Angeles Times. Escobar was just 31 years old and the other person killed, who was identified as Chelsea Walsh, was 33 years old. It is unclear to officials what caused the accident that led to the two deaths. Escobar spent most of his NFL career with the Dallas Cowboys, but he played two games with the Baltimore Ravens at the end of his career. He also spent time on the Miami Dolphins roster in 2018.
Former Cowboys TE Gavin Escobar died in a rock climbing accident in California on Wednesday, according to the USA Today. He was 31. pic.twitter.com/GJZj2koBZP
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In his four-year career with the Dallas Cowboys, Gavin Escobar caught 30 passes for 333 yards and eight touchdowns on 48 targets. The Cowboys drafted him in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft with the 47th overall pick. News of the tragic accident broke on Thursday Night. Escobar had been out of the league for some time and was in his next stage of life beyond football.
Forever in our hearts. ? pic.twitter.com/Pgp7vZ1ebB
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Gavin Escobar was living in Huntington Beach, California, and had recently joined the Long Beach Fire Department. Services for the former Dallas Cowboys tight end have not been announced at this time. We here at Def Pen Sports would like to offer our condolences to the family, friends, and fans of Escobar in their time of mourning.