Gavin Escobar, a former Aztecs tight end, perished in a rock climbing accident. Let’s see what happened to him and Gavin Escobar cause of death in detail
What happened to Gavin Escobar?
According to the Riverside County sheriff’s office, Gavin Escobar, a star tight end at San Diego State who later played six seasons in the NFL, died on Wednesday in a rock climbing accident close to Idyllwild.
A report of two wounded rock climbers in the Tahquitz Rock region of the San Bernardino National Forest arrived soon after noon on Wednesday, according to Cal Fire.
Firefighters had to hike to the victims’ location because they were in inhospitable terrain.
When firefighters arrived, both victims were already dead.
According to the Riverside County sheriff’s coroner’s office. Escobar, 31, and Chelsea Walsh, 33, were the victims, They both lived in Huntington Beach.
Gavin Escobar cause of death
Escobar and 33-year-old Chelsea Walsh, another climber, were both recognized on Thursday by the Riverside County sheriff’s coroner’s office.
Around noon on Wednesday, Firefighters found them dead after a climbing accident entangling two people was reported around noon Wednesday around Tahquitz Rock in the San Bernardino National Forest.
According to authorities, Escobar and Walsh perished at the scene while climbing a “rock face.”
Although a little rain fell in the region earlier in the day, authorities did not immediately clear whether the weather played a role in the deaths.
Gavin Escobar’s Career
Escobar, a Rancho Santa Margarita native who attended SDSU, was an outstanding tight end for the Aztecs from 2009 to 2012.
For the Aztecs, he appeared in 39 games while hauling in 122 passes for 1,646 yards and 17 scores.
Escobar, also known as Pablo, shared a team with SDSU’s special team coordinator Doug Deakin in the 2009–10 season.
He was described by Deakin as “the ideal teammate and buddy that everyone could depend on.”
Escobar was chosen by the Dallas Cowboys in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He played with them for four years before spending the following two seasons with four different teams.
During his career, he had 30 receptions for 333 yards and 8 touchdowns.
Before transitioning to a job as a firefighter, Escobar finished his professional career in 2019 with the San Diego Fleet in the Alliance of American Football. Escobar is prevailed by his wife and two children.
Tributes to Galvin from his Family & Teammates
When the SDSU football team arrived in Boise, Idaho, for Friday night’s game against Boise State, they were informed of Escobar’s passing on Thursday evening.
Escobar was coached by Brady Hoke in 2009–10, during Hoke’s first stint as head coach at SDSU. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to Gavin’s family,”
I am aware that his wife Sarah and daughters Josey and Charlotte were his entire world. Gavin was a terrific man who will be dearly missed by many. He was a great father, son, and teammate.
John David Wicker said,
Gavin Escobar’s death has left us devastated, according to SDSU’s director of athletics, John David Wicker.
Gavin embodied the ideal student-athlete and was a leader both on and off the field. Gavin’s family is in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult period.
Long Beach Fire tweeted,
“It is with deep sadness that we announce the off-duty death of Long Beach Firefighter Gavin Escobar. Hired on February 5, 2022, Firefighter Escobar was assigned to Fire Station 3 on B-shift.”
Deakin described the player as having “a calm, collected exterior, but a strong competitor inside who you knew would do everything it is necessary to win and went out and proved it.”
“Some of the best hands I’ve ever seen; anything even slightly near his area was captured, with ease. So much so that I would always say hello to him. You trusted him with your entire world as you yelled, “Pablo! Hold my baby!”
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