The football world is in mourning this week after tragic news came down that Parys Haralson died.
The San Francisco 49ers made the announcement that their former player and director of player engagement has passed away at the age of 37.
“The 49ers are heartbroken and shocked by the news of Parys’ tragic passing,” the team said in a statement. “Parys was a beloved member of our organization that lived life with an extraordinary amount of passion and joy, while leaving an indelible mark on everyone he came across. We extend our condolences to Parys’ family and loved ones.”
Some of his former teammates reacted to the news:
The Denver Broncos also shared a statement from head coach Vic Fangio, who was Haralson’s defensive coordinator in San Francisco.
“It is extremely sad and difficult to comprehend the loss of Parys,” Fangio said. “We had just talked on Friday. I will remember Parys for his greatness as a person, friend and teammate. We lost a great one and I will forever miss him.”
Haralson played seven years in San Francisco before joining the Saints for the 2013 and 2014 campaigns. He appeared in 118 games throughout his career and finished with 275 tackles, 28 sacks, five passes defended, five fumble recoveries and three forced fumbles.