31-Year-Old Former Dallas Cowboys Tight End, Gavin Escobar, Tragically Passes Away in a Rock Climbing Accident

Today is a sorrowful day for NFL fans. Former Dallas Cowboys tight end and Long Beach firefighter Gavin Escobar is no more. Escobar lost his life in a tragic climbing accident on Wednesday, with fellow climber Chelsea Walsh succumbing to the same fate. Although the area faced some light showers earlier that day, officials have not listed it as a significant factor in the accident.

Escobar had only recently started as a firefighter in Long Beach

Escobar had only recently started as a firefighter in Long Beach, California, joining the force in February this year. Per the Instagram post by the Long Beach Fire Department, Escobar has a wife and 2 children.

Gavin Escobar NFL Legacy

Escobar was the Cowboys 2nd round pick in the 2013 Draft and played with them for 3 seasons. Despite being used as a reserve, he had a 30/48 for 333 yards, 8 touchdowns, and only a single fumble in 62 games. 

Gavin Escobar’s journey after 3 seasons with the Dallas Cowboys

After his stint with the Cowboys, Escobar signed with the Kansas City Chiefs, being released 6 months later for not being able to progress on the depth chart. A year later, he signed with the Baltimore Ravens, but they released him a month later. He also played with Cleveland Browns and Miami Dolphins.

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