Jessie Lemonier, former NFL linebacker for the Los Angeles Chargers and Detroit Lions, Jessie Lemonier, has tragically passed away at just 25 years old. Although details of his death haven’t been revealed as of now, the Lions released a statement confirming the news on January 26.
Lemonier’s former team wrote, “We are shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of former Detroit Lion Jessie Lemonier. Jessie was a model teammate and a wonderful young man who is gone far too soon. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time.”
— Detroit Lions (@Lions) January 26, 2023
The Chargers took to social media to pay their respects to their late player. The team posted, “Gone too soon. Our hearts are with Jessie’s family, friends and loved ones,”
gone too soon.
our hearts are with jessie’s family, friends and loved ones 💙 pic.twitter.com/v7Egt6p8va
— Los Angeles Chargers (@chargers) January 26, 2023
Lemonier’s former college team, where he played for two seasons, was also saddened by the news. Liberty University said, “The Liberty Athletics family is deeply saddened to learn about the passing of former Flames football great Jessie Lemonier,” the Virginia located school continued, “Jessie was loved by Flames Nation for being a fierce competitor on the gridiron and cherished by his coaches and teammates in the locker room.”
— Liberty Football (@LibertyFootball) January 26, 2023
Jessie Lemonier played for the NFL in the 2022 season with the Detroit Lions, and in seasons before that, he was a successful lineman for the LA Chargers. “Lemonier was signed to the Lions practice squad before the 2022 season, days before being released by the Los Angeles Chargers. He had 17 tackles and 1 1/2 sacks, with the other half coming against Arizona on Dec. 19, 2021,” The NFL reported. Lemonier also had a child on the way at the time of his passing.
Former NFL Linebacker Jessie Lemonier Dead at 25, was Expecting Child with Girlfriend: ‘Gone Too Soon’ pic.twitter.com/zFr74hEILb
— People (@people) January 27, 2023