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Tuesday February 5, 2008

I wanted to wait for confirmation before posting news like this, and we have it now. I received this e-mail on Monday evening:

Earlier today, a dear friend and a former UGA walk-on was killed in an automobile accident in the Watkinsville area.

Josh Willis, a walk-on Long Snapper (#69) who was a member of the 2006 Chick-Fil-A Bowl Champion Georgia Bulldogs football team, was in a fatal car wreck on his way back to Athens after spending the weekend at his parents home in Americus, GA.

Josh could make anybody smile and was a pure joy to be around. He put his all into Special Teams and enjoyed life to the fullest at UGA. It seems so unfair because JW didn’t partake in all the destructive activities in Athens yet has had his life cut off in a freak accident. We as his friends are trying our hardest to not be selfish and trying to trust God and his will. It’s just hard!

The Willis family of Americus and all the people who know and love Josh are in deep need of your prayers in this tough time.

God bless Josh and his family and friends.

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  • I played tennis with Josh for years, his younger sister being my doubles partner, and his dad being my coach. I guess the hardest part for me is to comprehend how something this tragic could happen to such an incredible guy. Josh had so much charisma and potential, it’s hard to wrap my head around that fact that something this awful actually happened and on such a short notice. I’ve never been much of a religious person, but my thoughts and prayers go out to first and foremost his family, the UGA Bulld years.I’m sure so many were touched by him, and last to all the friends he’s made in his short lifetime. God bless you, Josh.

  • correction: *”the UGA Bulldogs, I’m sure…”*

  • Fred,
    Thanks you for sharing your thoughts about Josh. They comfort us and our hearts and souls ache for that comfort..
    Josh’s Grandmother