Former Illinois Fighting Illini defensive lineman Bobby Roundtree dies at 23

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Who is Bobby Roundtree?

CHAMPAIGN — Former Illinois defensive lineman Bobby Roundtree died Friday, the team announced via a press release. He was 23 years old. The cause of his death was not disclosed. Roundtree was a budding star for the Illini during the 2017 and 2018 seasons and showed he had the potential to someday even play in the NFL. Bloomington PantagraphFormer Illinois defensive lineman Bobby Roundtree dies at 23

How did Bobby Roundtree get injured?

Roundtree, a dominant defensive end, suffered the injury during a swimming accident near his hometown of Largo, Fla., on May 18, 2019. He underwent spinal surgery later that month in Florida but the accident left him paralyzed from the waist down. Chicago TribuneBobby Roundtree: Former Illinois defensive end dies at 23

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