Gavin Escobar, Ex-Cowboys TE, Dies In Rock Climbing Accident At 31

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Gavin Escobar, a second-round pick of the Dallas Cowboys in 2013, has died at age 31.

On Thursday night, it was reported that the 31-year-old Escobar and Chelsea Walsh, 33, were found dead after a rock climbing accident in California on Wednesday. Escobar and Walsh were found dead during an attempted rescue.

“He was a great father, husband, and son. Just heartbroken now,” his mother said in a statement.

Escobar became a firefighter after his playing career and was hired by the Long Beach Fire Department on February 5, 2022. After news of his death surfaced, the department issued a statement on his passing.

“It is with deep sadness that we announce the off-duty death of Long Beach Firefighter Gavin Escobar. Hired on February 5, 2022, Firefighter Escobar was assigned to Fire Station 3 on B-shift,” the statement read.

Escobar is survived by his wife and two children.

Our deepest condolences go out to Escobar and Walsh’s families and friends during this incredibly difficult and tragic time.

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