According to reports from authorities on Twitter, the 31-year-old ex-NFL star and fireman was among two climbers found by emergency personnel at Tahquitz Rock near Idyllwild in San Bernardino National Forest.
Cal Fire and Riverside County Fire Department followed up with a tweet noting, “Rescuers made contact to the location of victims”, and that Escobar and Chelsea Walsh (33), had “perished on the scene.”
He has been the talk in the area and many people have sent their last condolences. Many people around the globe are trying to learn more about him. Here’s what we know:
Who was Gavin Escobar?
Gavin Escobar, an American professional football player, was well-known. His recent death in a rock climbing accident has made him a news figure.
He was born in New York City on February 3, 1991. He attended Santa Margarita Catholic High school in Rancho Santa Margarita (California). He was also offered a football scholarship by San Diego State University, which he accepted.
He was also diagnosed with testicular cancer.
He was married to Sarah. They had two children together. He began working for the Long Beach Fire Department, California in February 2022. His father’s name is Harry Escobar, and his mother is Erin Escobar.
He was 6 feet 6 inches tall or 1.98m. His weight was 254 lb (or 115 kg). He died on September 28th, 2022 at noon. At the time of his death, he was 31 years old.
After playing college football for the San Diego State Aztecs, Gavin Escobar was an associate of the Dallas Cowboys as well as the Baltimore Ravens from 2013 to 2017.
Earnings by Team – Cowboys 4, $4,210.496, $1.052,624, $4.210.496 & Chiefs 1,175,000
Career Earnings: $5,357,849
Total Guarantees: $2,293,566
Career APY: $1,339,462
Largest Capacity: $1,339 703 (2016)
After years of playing football for his college, Escobar made his NFL debut on September 8, 2013. He was 22 years old. After being selected 47th in the second round, Escobar spent five years in the NFL. He also spent four seasons with the Cowboys.
Net Worth Of Gavin Escobar
His net worth was approximately $6 million.