Report: Brown University football commit killed in vehicle accident
Brown University defensive end commit and member of the 2020 recruiting class John Holmes was killed in a single-car accident over the weekend, according to a report from 247Sports. He was 18.
The accident occurred near Grand Rapids, Michigan, according to the report. Holmes’ car reportedly ran off the roadway and overturned.
Grand Rapids Christian assistant coach Rueben Riley told MLive.com that everyone is hurting after learning the news.
“Our kids are hurting,” Riley said. “John not only made a huge impact on our program, but the Grand Rapids Christian community. He is a kid full of passion on the field, a high motor kid and a high character kid as well. A smart kid and we will miss him. We are selfishly hurting because we can’t be around him and hug him.
“We can’t see him fulfill his dream, but at the same point and time, being Christian young men, they are able to lean on their faith. That’s a huge piece of learning how to deal with loss and grief. You ask God to put your heart at piece. Those are some of the conversations we had as we put our arms around our young men who lost a brother.”
Holmes was a two-sport athlete at high school, also playing basketball. He was a 4.0 student, as well.