Tragic news struck the college football world on Wednesday morning, as former Louisiana defensive back Sean Thomas passed away. Unfortunately, he was only 26 years old.
Thomas was involved in a two-car accident in St. James Parish that ultimately took his life. Police don’t believe that impairment played a role in this situation.
Despite only serving in mostly a special teams role in his first two seasons at Louisiana-Lafayette, Thomas worked hard to earn a starting job for his junior and senior campaigns.
In four years with the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns, Thomas totaled 133 tackles, five interceptions and three forced fumbles. He became an integral part of the secondary from 2011-2014.
His alma mater shared the news of this heartbreaking death on Twitter.
“Louisiana Football mourns the passing of former Ragin’ Cajuns defensive back Sean Thomas, who died tragically in an automobile accident this morning,” Louisiana’s football account wrote. “Rest in peace, 24. You will be missed.”
Louisiana Football mourns the passing of former Ragin' Cajuns defensive back Sean Thomas, who died tragically in an automobile accident this morning.
Rest in peace, 24. You will be missed. pic.twitter.com/kBp64eMXUK
— Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns® Football (@RaginCajunsFB) July 17, 2019
Thomas spent the majority of his life in Louisiana, as the former St. Augustine product had the chance to play college football in his home state.
Further details involving the accident haven’t come out yet.
Our thoughts are with Thomas’ family and friends during this difficult time.