Jessie Lemonier NFL player dies at 25

Jessie Lemonier NFL player dies at 25

Jessie Lemonier NFL player dies at 25

Jesse Lemonnier, a linebacker and defensive end player who played for the Detroit Lions and Los Angeles Chargers, died at 25, the teams announced Thursday.

The Lions said they were “shocked and saddened” to learn of his passing. The cause of death is not yet publicly known.

Listed by the NFL at 6-foot-2 and 240 pounds, Lemonnier was undrafted out of the Liberty in 2020 before signing with the Chargers. He appeared in six games that year for Los Angeles, then signed with Detroit in 2021 and played in seven games with two starts.

Lemonnier was released by the Lions last May and landed with the Arizona Cardinals, who released him in training camp.

Jesse Lemonnier, the defensive end who played for the NFL’s Los Angeles Chargers and Detroit Lions, passed away at 25.

Lyons said, “Jesse was a model teammate and a wonderful young man who is gone too soon.” “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time.”

In November, Lemonnier was drafted by the Arlington Renegades of the XFL but chose instead to join the USFL. The Houston Renegades of that league traded him to the Birmingham Stallions on New Year’s Eve.

Jessie Lemonier NFL player dies at 25

The USFL echoed the Lions in saying (via WBRC) that it was “shocked and saddened” by Lemonnier’s death.

The Birmingham-based league said, “He was a talented football player and a wonderful person all the way.” “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time.”

Lemonier’s agent told ESPN that the player and his girlfriend were expecting a child. He is also survived by an older brother, Corey Lemonnier, who won a national championship with the 2010 Auburn Tigers before a four-year NFL career took him to the San Francisco 49ers, Cleveland Browns and New York Jets.

Hialeah, Fla. A native of Jesse Lemonnier transferred to Liberty after spending one season with Ventura (Calif.) College.

During his two seasons with the Flames, during which he completed a transition from the Football Championship Subdivision to the Football Bowl Subdivision, Lemonnier helped the program reach its first bowl game.

After recording eight tackles and two sacks in a win over Georgia Southern, he was named the MVP of that contest, the 2019 Cure Bowl.

Jessie Lemonier NFL player dies at 25

“The Liberty Athletics family is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former Flames football great Jesse Lemonnier,” the Lynchburg, Va., school said in a statement.

“JC was loved by Flames Nation for being a fierce competitor on the gridiron and was nurtured by his coaches and teammates in the locker room.”

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