Gavin Escobar, former Dallas Cowboys tight end, one of two climbers found dead

Former Dallas Cowboys tight end Gavin Escobar was found dead Wednesday in an apparent rock climbing accident near Idyllwild, California. he was 31

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Coroner’s Office on Thursday identified Escobar along with another climber, 33-year-old Chelsea Walsh. Firefighters found her dead after a climbing accident involving two people was reported Wednesday noon near Tahquitz Rock in the San Bernardino National Forest.

Officials stated that Escobar and Walsh died at the scene while climbing a “rock face.”

A small amount of rain fell in the area earlier in the day, but officials didn’t immediately say if the weather was a factor in the deaths.

Escobar was the Cowboys’ second-round pick in 2013 and spent three seasons with them. He also spent time with the Kansas City Chiefs, Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns, and Miami Dolphins. He last played in the NFL in 2018 and ended his career with 30 catches and eight touchdowns.

Escobar has been a firefighter in Long Beach, California since February. In a social media post, the Long Beach Fire Department said Escobar is survived by a wife and two young children. Gavin Escobar, former Dallas Cowboys tight end, one of two climbers found dead

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