McNeese State lost a legend. Former first team All-American tight end LaWayne Ross passed away after battling the COVID-19 virus.
According to the McNeese State website, Ross was battling the sickness for over a month in the ICU. He died on Tuesday at the age of 24.
His mother, Yolanda Bradshaw-Ross, shared this message on her Facebook page earlier on Tuesday.
“It’s with great sadness to announce that our son, LaWayne Ross, gained his wings this morning. Thank you all for the love and support.”
Ross set a McNeese school record in 2017 for the most receiving yards by a tight end with 570 while his 42 receptions that year ranked as the second-most by a tight end in a single season. He would end up a first team All-American.
We at NFL Draft Diamonds send prayers to the family. Rest In Peace LaWayne.