David Mackall, a former college football player at the University of Maryland and University of Delaware, was shot and killed in Baltimore.
According to the Baltimore Sun, Mackall died Wednesday afternoon after being shot in the head and torso. He was 28 years old. No suspects have been named in the case, police said.
Mackall, a Baltimore native, was a four-star recruit who signed with Maryland out of the class of 2010. He played linebacker and defensive end for the Terps for two seasons, appearing in 20 games with seven starts. Along the way, he accumulated 48 tackles, nine tackles for loss and six sacks.
“The Maryland Football family is deeply saddened to learn of the death of David Mackall Jr. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and former Terp teammates during this tragic time,” Maryland said in a statement.
The Maryland Football family is deeply saddened to learn of the death of David Mackall Jr. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and former Terp teammates during this tragic time. pic.twitter.com/orJ68XHPE2
— Maryland Football (@TerpsFootball) May 30, 2019
After his two seasons in College Park, Mackall transferred to Delaware in 2012. He missed his first season with the Blue Hens due to injury. In 2013, he emerged as a starter and finished third on the team with 75 tackles. As a fifth-year senior in 2014, Mackall moved to middle linebacker and totaled 84 tackles.
— Delaware Football (@DelawareFB) May 30, 2019
“He was just an awesome young man — fearless, one of them players that played the game the right way, with passion, with aggression,” Dante Jones, Mackall’s coach at Edmondson-Westside High School in Baltimore, told the Sun. “So smart, just so talented. He had a big heart. Just a fun-loving kid.”
Per the Sun, Mackall is survived by two young sons.
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