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Texas A&M OL Villavisencio dies in car accident

Posted on: December 22, 2011 8:03 pm
Edited on: December 23, 2011 1:08 am
 
Posted by Tom Fornelli and Adam Jacobi

The Aggies have lost a member of their family. Texas A&M suffered a tragedy on Thursday afternoon when offensive lineman Joseph Villavisencio died in a car accident. The 22-year old was on his way home to Jacksonville, Florida for the holidays when he got into the fatal collision.

According to the Dallas Morning News, Villasencio was trying to avoid an animal in his lane but couldn't get back into his own lane in time before colliding with an 18-wheeler. Villasencio was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

"Joey V was a tremendous person and a great Aggie," tweeted Texas A&M athletic director Bill Byrne. "He was an excellent student. This is a sad day for Texas A&M and our hearts are broken."

"The world lost a very special person today," former Texas A&M head football coach Mike Sherman said. "My heart aches for his mom, dad and sister, all of whom were so dear to him. His teammates, coaches and fellow students will remember him as someone who would do anything for anybody. I will always remember him as always offering me a smile whenever we talked and would always answer my questions with a simple, 'yes, coach' or 'no, coach'. He was one of the most respectful and high character players I have ever coached. It was an honor and privilege to have known him, and to have coached him. Although his life on this earth was way too short, his impact on the people he met will be everlasting. I will never forget him."

Earlier on Thursday, Villavisencio had participated in a toy giveaway with his teammates at the Twin City Mission in Bryan, Texas, according to Texas A&M. The team had purchased gifts for children and families in need, and was giving them away at the event.

Texas A&M is scheduled to meet in Houston on Tuesday, December 27, to begin final preparation for the December 31 Meineke Car Care Bowl against Northwestern.
Comments

Since: Jan 11, 2009
Posted on: December 24, 2011 6:56 am
 

Texas A&M OL Villavisencio dies in car accident

RIP Joey.  The Cornhusker Nation sends our prayers to your family, teammates, coaching staff and to all that knew and loved you!



Since: Feb 24, 2008
Posted on: December 23, 2011 5:14 pm
 

Texas A&M OL Villavisencio dies in car accident

My condolences to the family, friends and players of Villavisencio. May the Lord comfort you through this very hard time. RIP Villavisencio.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: December 23, 2011 12:13 pm
 

Texas A&M OL Villavisencio dies in car accident

I am a Longhorn fan till I die. That said, I am a human being with compassion for my fellow man. My condolences go out to the family and friends of this young man who has died so tragically. My thoughts and prayers are with all those involved that they might find help and understanding with the loved ones that surround them in this time of grief.




Since: Mar 22, 2011
Posted on: December 23, 2011 10:12 am
 

Texas A&M OL Villavisencio dies in car accident

The Longhorn Nation sends it condolences.  RIP Joey V.



Since: Dec 7, 2008
Posted on: December 23, 2011 8:49 am
 

Condolences to the family

Sorry to hear of your loss. Joey V was a fine young man. I was touched by his generous giving of his time to help others. All comfort to the family, his friends and teamates. 



Since: Jun 6, 2007
Posted on: December 23, 2011 4:24 am
 

Texas A&M OL Villavisencio dies in car accident

Really puts things into perspective doesn't it? My thoughts and heart felt sympathy go out to this young man's family, friends and Aggie Nation.



Since: Apr 2, 2009
Posted on: December 23, 2011 1:14 am
 

Texas A&M OL Villavisencio dies in car accident

yeah, wow......22.......that sucks.........RIP Aggie Man!!!!



Since: May 6, 2007
Posted on: December 23, 2011 1:11 am
 

Texas A&M OL Villavisencio dies in car accident

Prayers going up for the friends and family of this young man from a Sooner fan.  In moments like these we are all family.



Since: Sep 3, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 11:53 pm
 

Texas A&M player dies in car accident

sad day in Aggieland
so sorry for your loss 



Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: December 22, 2011 11:21 pm
 

My deepest sympathies to his family, friends, and

teammates.  Prayers for his family.


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