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A mural of a former Texas high school football standout vandalized | Help a local artist restore it

Cristopher Guardado was accidentally shot and killed on Christmas back in 2020. Someone recently vandalized his mural.

Cristopher Guardado was shot and killed in an accidental shooting on Christmas back in 2020.

Guardado, also known as Choo, was a 16-year-old sophomore who played defensive tackle for Garland High School.

Officers reportedly responded to a shooting call around 6:44pm and found Guardado with a single gunshot wound to his back. The officers believed the shooting was completely accidental. 

The sad thing is Guardado’s dream was to one day play in the NFL.

A mural was painted for the family and friends in Garland, Texas to remember him.

Well, that mural was vandalized and defaced and now the artist needs help to restore it. A GoFundMe was set up to help the artist.

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at

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