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UGA fan shared special encounter with Devin Willock hours before offensive lineman’s death

ATHENS, Ga. — Fans of Georgia Bulldogs football player Devin Willock have been sharing their condolences over his death on social media.

The day before the crash that killed Willock, UGA football staff member Chandler LeCroy, and injured two other UGA football staff members, one fan shared a special moment between his grandson and Willock.

UGA fan Sam Kramer tweeted photos of his grandson meeting Willock at the Longhorn Steakhouse in Athens on Saturday, just hours before the fatal crash.

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Kramer’s grandson can be seen beaming in the photos and even trying on Willock’s championship ring.

Kramer told ABC News after he recognized Willock at the restaurant and asked for a photo, Willock introduced himself to Kramer’s grandson Camdyn.

“Devin’s smile never left him. He talked to Camdyn for what seemed like forever,” Kramer said.


Kramer noted in his tweet, “Special thank u to @DevinWillock for taking time for my grandson when he didn’t have to. U went out of ur way to make him feel special and U made his day!! Good luck next year! Go Dawgs!”

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