In a horrible turn of events, LA Avenger and former NFL lineman Al Lucas died during a game tonight, apparently from a spinal cord injury.
Television replays showed Lucas bending down to make a tackle. The [New York] Dragons’ ball carrier and a blocker tumbled over his head and back, with the blocker’s leg appearing to hit Lucas in the head. Lucas did not move after falling to the ground.
He was 26 years old and married, with a daughter. More info at the LA Avengers website. No word yet on any arrangements.