Alabama A&M University announced on Thursday that Football Danny Johnson passed away in a car accident earlier Thursday morning in Dutton.
“This is a tragic loss for the Alabama A&M University family,” said Bryan Hicks, Director of Athletics. “Danny was a fine young man, a hard worker on the field and off. Our condolences go out to the Johnson family.” Local State Troopers said that Johnson was involved in a two-car accident.
Johnson was not wearing a seat beat and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the other car, a young female, Selina Tiara Brown was later transported to the hospital.
Johnson was a sophomore at the university and served as a member of the football team on the defensive line.
In the 2015 season, Johnson finished with 30 solo tackles and broke four passes, giving him a second place finish on the team.
“Danny was an important member of our football family and a fine student,” said Head Coach James Spady of Alabama A&M Football. “We ask everyone to join us in prayer for his family and keep them in your thoughts in this time of sadness.”
Philadelphia Wide Receiver took it to Twitter to express his sadness at the news:
RIP to my little cousin Danny Johnson. Gone way too soon. I love you and I will see you again in paradise.
— Jordan Matthews (@jmattjmattjmatt) March 24, 2016
The school has invited the public to attend a vigil in honor of Johnson Monday night.