Dallas Cowboys mourn former team member.
Gavin Escobar was one of two victims killed in a rock climbing accident near the Tahquitz Peak Fire Lookout in Southern California on September 28. He was 31 years old.
According to Los Angeles Times, after being alerted by witnesses, authorities conducted a search and rescue operation. In a statement on Twitterthe Cal Fire and Riverside County Fire Department confirmed that Escobar and the other victim, who was identified by authorities as 33 Chelsea Walsh– had both “perished at the scene”.
Escobar, who was the 47e picked in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft, played five seasons in the league – four with the Cowboys as well as stints with the Baltimore Ravens and Kansas City Chiefs.
After being released from the Miami Dolphins in 2018, Escobar joined the San Diego fleet of the new Alliance of American Football, a professional minor league. In February 2022, Escobar became a firefighter, joining the Long Beach Fire Department in California.