There’s never a good time to say goodbye to anyone, but 2018 proved to be incredibly difficult with young, rising stars that were lost too soon. What could have been we will always ask.
There also a surprising amount of team owners.
Join us as we look back at 18 athletes we lost in 2018.
1) Tyler Hilinski, January 16
Tyler was Washington State’s Quarterback that was seen by many as being on the rise. He was found on January 16th with a self inflicted gun shot wound to the head. If you or anyone you know is having suicidal thoughts, please reach out here.
2) Chameka Scott, January 21
Chameka was a standout at Baylor helping the Lady Bears win a National Championship in 2005. A starter in 35 of the 36 games they played. She passed after a bout with cancer at 33 years old.
3) Blain Padgett, March 2
4) Roger Bannister, March 4
The first person in history to run a mile in under 4 minutes.
5) Auggie Garrido, March 15
The winningest manager in NCAA Baseball history.
6) Tom Benson, March 15
Owner of the New Orleans Saints.
7) Wayne Huizenga, March 22
Founder of Blockbuster and owner of the Miami Dolphins, Marlins, and Panthers.
8) Billy Cannon, May 20
LSU’s only Heisman Trophy Winner.
9) Dwight Clark, June 4
Famous for, “The Catch”. One of the most memorable moments in NFL history.
10) Tyler Honeycutt, July 7
11) Ray Emery, July 15th
12) CJ Fuller, October 3
13) Alex Spanos, October 9
Owner of the San Diego, now LA Chargers.
14) Paul Allen, October 15
Owner of the Seattle Seahawks and Co-Founder of Microsoft.
15) Charles Wang, October 21
Former owner of the NY Islanders and Co-Founder Computer Associates.
16) Willie McCovey, October 31
17) Bob McNair, November 23
Founder and Owner of the Houston Texans.
18) Luis Valbuena and Jose Castillo, December 6
Died tragically in a car accident together.