Connect with us

Miscellaneous Sports Archives

Former Florida HS football player Evan Fitzgibbon killed while training to become an Army Ranger

Former Florida High School standout football player Evan Fitzgibbon was killed when a tree fell on him during a storm.

Evan Fitzgibbon was a star football player for Foundation Academy in Florida. He would graduate and take his talents to West Point where he would exceed expectations and eventually land in Army Ranger Training.

Unfortunately, Fitzgibbon and Staff Sergeant George Taber were killed by a falling tree during a storm at Yonah Mountain outside of Dahlonega in North Georgia. Both soldiers were pronounced dead at a hospital.

Fitzgibbon was a member of the National Honor Society, Student Leadership Institute, and captain of the football team in 2017.

A vigil was held tonight at Foundation Academy and his family, friends and teachers gathered to remember the hero.

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 [email protected]

Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

More in Miscellaneous Sports Archives