Thursday, February 18, 2010
H.S. Football Star killed before he could play in College
A very sad story to report from Powder Springs, Georgia (just outside Atlanta). Rajaan Bennett a senior who was the captain of the McEachern High School football team was killed in an apparent murder suicide inside his family's home.
Bennett, who ran for 1857 yards and 28 touchdowns last season had signed to play football at Vanderbilt University this coming fall.
The story from ajc.com is RIGHT HERE
((Rajaan Bennett in action//Courtesy: Johnny Crawford/AJC.com))
The incident happened overnight when a man who was ID'd as Clifton O'Neal Steager was entered the house and apparently killed Bennett and himself and also injured another man in the house. That other individual was identified as Bennett's uncle, Taiwan Hunter. He was in serious condition Thursday afternoon.
Here is the story from Tacoma Perry of Fox 5 (WAGA-TV) in Atlanta:
Team coverage continues with FOSG Ken Rodriguez...
"Rajaan was an extraordinary young man and an ideal fit for Vanderbilt University," Vanderbilt football coach Bobby Johnson said in a statement. "Initially, our thoughts and prayers are with his mother Narjaketha and family members. I know he meant so much to them."