Tragedy struck the Ole Miss Rebels football team on Wednesday when offensive lineman Park Stevens died in a car accident on Mississippi Highway 45A in Chickasaw County. The Northeast Mississippi Daily first reported the accident.
Stevens joined the Rebel football team as a junior college transfer walk-on this spring. He played two seasons at East Central College before moving on to Ole Miss.
Head coach Hugh Freeze offered his thoughts via Twitter.
Our Rebel family and team are so saddened at the loss of one of our teammates, Park Stevens. May God be with his family and our team
— Hugh Freeze (@CoachHughFreeze) July 4, 2013
Stevens’ Ole Miss and East Central teammates, as well as SEC brethren extended their condolences.
Prayers to the family of Park Stevens as well as the Ole Miss football program. May God bless you with His peace in your time of loss. Amen.
— Herb Hand (@CoachHand) July 4, 2013
Praying for the family of Park Stevens and the Ole Miss Team
— Christian Robinson (@crob45) July 4, 2013