Former Carolina Panthers cornerback Rashard Anderson has died. He was 45.
Anderson was a first-round pick in the 2000 NFL Draft after starring at Jackson State University.
“Today is a sad day for the JSU family,” JSU athletic director Ashley Robinson said in a statement to the Clarion Ledger.
“Rashard was one of the best players in the history of our football program and an outstanding person. He attended our spring football game in April and was excited about the program returning to championship status. Rashard will always be remembered by Jackson State University, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time.”
“Our condolences go out to his family and loved ones,” the Panthers said in a statement.
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SOURCE: New York Post, Ryan Glasspiegel