Former Standout College Football Linebacker Killed In Shooting

first_imgA long-shot of a Wilson NCAA football at Byrd Stadium.(Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)A Baltimore family and the University of Delaware are in mourning as David Mackall, a former member of the Delaware football team, was identified as the victim in a shooting on Wednesday afternoon. He was 28 years old and leaves behind two sons.According to the Baltimore Sun , Mackall was found in the Walbrook neighborhood following reports of a shooting on Wednesday. Per the report he sustained wounds to the head and torso, and died after being rushed to the hospital.Several of Mackall’s former teammates and coaches are now in the NFL and responded to news of the tragedy.Speaking with Delaware Online, former Blue Hens head coach Dave Brock – now with the Atlanta Falcons – felt gutted for the loss of Mackall.“You want so badly for the kids you coach to be successful and when something like this happens it just guts you,” said Brock, now running backs coach with the Atlanta Falcons. “You just feel so badly for the loss of opportunity for him and for his family. It’s just a really sad situation.”Mackall initially played for the University of Maryland in 2011, but transferred to Delaware the following year.After missing 2012 with an injury, Mackall had a breakout season for Delaware in 2013. He finished that year with 75 tackles while playing in all 12 games.The following year, he converted to middle linebacker and thrived at the position. He started all 12 games that year and finished his 2014 season with 84 tackles.Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mr. Mackall’s family and loved ones during this tragic time.last_img

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