Damion Cook has died at the age of 36.
The retired NFL lineman died on Friday, June 26, after suffering from an apparent heart attack. Bethune-Cookman Athletics, where Cook played college football, confirmed the news, and it was first reported by Ron Clements of Sporting News.
BCU took to Twitter to make the announcement that Damion Cook had passed away. w“A Wildcat great is now with the Lord. #RIPDamionCook and thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Cook led ‘Cats to ’98 Heritage Bowl,” they tweeted.
Cook had a successful career at Bethune-Cookman University, and even made a Heritage Bowl appearance in 1998. In 2001, he was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Baltimore Ravens. Within eight years, Damion played 26 games for five different NFL teams- Ravens, Dolphins, Bears, Browns, and Lions. He also played in the UFL, CFL and Arena League, according to the Bleacher Report.
A Wildcat great is now with the Lord. #RIPDamionCook and thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Cook led 'Cats to '98 Heritage Bowl.
— BCUathletics (@BCUAthletics) June 26, 2015
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