Former Detroit Lions linebacker Jessie Lemonier has died at the age of 25, the team confirmed Thursday.
“We are shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of our former Detroit Lions player Jessie Lemonier,” A Detroit Lions statement read.
“Jessie was a model teammate and a wonderful young man who is gone far too soon.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time.”
— Detroit Lions (@Lions) January 26, 2023
Who was Jessie Lemonier
Born on January 31, 1997, Jessie Lemonier was an American football star from Hialeah, Florida.
Throughout his time with the NFL, Lemonier played for the Detroit Lions, Los Angeles Chargers, and Arizona Cardinals.
For all of his career, he remained an unsigned free agent. Prior to his time with the league, the linebacker played for his university’s team the Liberty Flames.
When was Lemonier signed to the Lions?
Lemonier was first drafted to the Detroit Lion’s practice squad on September 2, 2021.
A month later on October 6, he was promoted to the team’s active roster. On May 16, 2022, Lemonier was waived from the organization.
The next day, he was signed by the Arizona Cardinals. However, the Cardinals released him months later on August 17.
Before his passing, Lemonier was set to play for the Birmingham Stallions
Jessie Lemonier cause of death: ?
Jessie L℮monier, a former Detroit Lions player, has died at the age of 25, his former team announced on Thursday. Details about the cause of death have not yet been released.