Former NFL player Keion Carpenter Passes Away



NFL player and Virginia Tech, Keion Carpenter passed away Thursday morning at age 39 in Jackson South Community Hospital. Carpenter was injured in a fall that had occurred while he was on vacation with his family. He was running to the car with his son when Keion accidentally slipped and fell hitting his head and causing him to be in a coma. It was one of those accidents that happened so quick no one knew what happened. Jamilia Smith who is a cousin of Carpenter’s said” It was one of those freak accidents. He was always healthy, he went to the doctor, ate well and always worked out.” He was in a coma for 24 hours before his passing.
Keion Carpenter played safety as a Hokie. He intercepted 14 passes during NFL career with the Buffalo Bills and Atlanta Falcons. Carpenter’s coach at Virginia Tech, Frank Beamer, said in a statement that Carpenter “was one of the rocks around which we built our program.” Carpenter was also the founder of The Carpenter House in 2005 which was designed to benefit children from low income homes and be able to mentor them. He was known to be a very giving individual who always wanted to help others. He had a heart of gold. Prayers and condolences to Carpenters family, team and friends. Rest in Peace.
 

Share:

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on pinterest
Share on email

Join Our Mailing List

    Recent Articles

    What is Aaron Judge’s market value in free agency? The new AL Home Run King may receive less than you think.

    Aaron Judge has captivated us in the same way that Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa did in 1998.
    Baseball historians are debating where he ranks among the greatest seasons in baseball history.
    He transported us to 1961, the year Roger Maris broke Babe Ruth’s home run record with 61. It was the most ever hit in American League history until Judge hit his 62nd home run into the stands at Globe Life Field on Tuesday night.

    Tennis: When Sports and Popular Culture Meet

    Ten years ago, I was playing tennis competitively, and because I was very into it, and subconsciously as a kid loved media and popular culture. I started looking into who was famous at the time and the narrative surrounding them.
    Fast forward, now that I am out of my tennis phase I am seeing that the players who I used to follow religiously are retiring one after the other. Maybe that’s a good thing, because now they are leaving space for new faces to grow.

    Cardinals Albert Pujols Hits 703rd Homer

    Albert Pujols reached possibly the final benchmarks of his MLB tenure in the St. Louis Cardinals’ latest loss, breaking Barry Bonds and Babe Ruth records with career homer No. 703 in a loss at PNC Park.

    On Monday in Pittsburgh, Pujols hit the go-ahead, 361-foot, two-run shot in the top of the sixth inning of the 3-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

    NFL Announces Rihanna Will Perform the 2023 Super Bowl Halftime Show

    The 2023 Super Bowl is going to be unlike any other before it: this will be the first game in nearly a decade that won’t be sponsored by Pepsi, rather being sponsored by Apple Music, but better yet, it will be Rihanna’s first time performing for the Super Bowl halftime show. Fans were ecstatic on September 25, when Apple Music, the NFL, and Rihanna herself, announced on social media that she would be taking the stage during next year’s big game.

    Cowboys’ Cooper Rush Makes History with First Four Wins

    Cooper Rush has become part of an exclusive club of quarterbacks who’ve had flawless starting seasons since the NFL’s inception. His latest role in the Cowboys’ 25-10 win against the Commanders on Sunday (Oct. 2) gave him a squeaky-clean 4-0 record in his first four Dallas starts–which makes him the first Cowboys quarterback in history to do so.

    Dance: Is it an Art or a Sport?

    Oftentimes we are taught to think of things in terms of their opposites: good versus bad, hot versus cold, dark versus light. It’s this mode of thinking that has led to many harmful stereotypes and disagreements. It is a limited way of thinking, and we should thus seek to move beyond its constraints. That is why when the matter of deciding whether dance is an art or a sport, my answer is less restricted. I think it is both.

    Hey! Are you enjoying NYCTastemakers? Make sure to join our mailing list for NYCTM and never miss the chance to read all of our articles!