Jerry Avant, the 51-year-old father of Eagles wide receiver Jason Avant, was killed Thursday in a car accident in South Jersey.
Reuben Frank of CSNPhilly.com passes along the word that Jerry Avant lost control of his car on a wet roadway. A passenger with him was taken to a nearby hospital without life threatening injuries. The Eagles released a statement on the tragic news Saturday night.
The Philadelphia Eagles are deeply saddened to learn of Jerry Avant’s passing today. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jason, Stacy, and the entire Avant family.”
Jason Avant was voted by his teammates as the Ed Block Courage Award winner last year and is one of the most well-liked players in the organization. We send our condolences to Jason and his entire family.