Jessie Lemonier, a former outside linebacker for the Detroit Lions, reportedly died Thursday morning, the organization confirmed. He was only 25 at the time.
The circumstances underlying Lemonier’s death remain unknown.
The Lions issued a statement announcing the terrible news.
Lemonier was an undrafted free agent out of Liberty University, where he became only the third player in Flames history to have 10 or more sacks in a season.
Lemonier was signed by the Los Angeles Chargers during the 2020 NFL Draft, and he appeared in six games before being released in August 2021.
A month later, he signed with the Lions’ practice squad and was elevated to the main roster.
He played in seven games, recording 15 tackles and 1.5 sacks.
Lemonier also spent time with the Arizona Cardinals.
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