Jim Leonhard, Wisconsin football issue statements on tragic passing of former Badger WR Devin Chandler
Jim Leonhard and the entire Wisconsin football program weighed in on the recent tragedy out of Virginia.
A former University of Wisconsin wide receiver, Devin Chandler was among the fatalities in a shooting Sunday night at the University of Virginia. All three fatalities from that shooting were members of the Virginia football program.
Wisconsin’s football coach Jim Leonhard issued a statement regarding Chandler’s death via Twitter.
“I was shocked and saddened to hear of Devin’s passing,” Leonhard said. “He had a lasting impact on his teammates, even after he left UW, which is a testament to the type of person he was. His personality was infectious and he was a joy to be around. Our team is hurting for him and his family. I want to personally extend my condolences to his family and the Virginia football family.”
The Wisconsin football team provided similar sentiments on Chandler in a statement posted to its social accounts. “Devin was a tremendous young man and a great teammate.”
— Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) November 14, 2022
Chandler transferred to UVA at the end of the Badgers’ last football season in 2021. He played for the Badgers in the 2020 and 2021 seasons, appearing in a total of 10 games. He did not see any playing action for the Cavaliers this season.