Clarksville car accident

Vanderbilt football legend dies following car accident

by Ponce Law | December 4th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Lonnie Sadler, the first Black man to captain the Vanderbilt football team, died on Tuesday night, about a month after he was involved in a car accident in Clarksville. He was 67.

According to an obituary in the Tennessean, Sadler was a star rusher on the Commodores teams of the mid-1970s, and made history when his teammates voted him captain in 1975. Nose guard Tom Galbierz was named co-captain.

Sadler finished his college career with 2,096 rushing yards, a mere 66 shy of the Vandy record at the time, which was held by Jamie O’Rourke (1971-74).

According to an account of the accident published by WKDZ on October 31, Sadler was attempting to pull into a Marathon Gas location on Fort Campbell Boulevard when his vehicle was struck by an SUV driven by 29-year-old Nashville resident Dylan Marcoot. Sadler, who lived in Goodlettsville, suffered serious head trauma and was transported via helicopter to Skyline Medical Center in Nashville.

Kimberly Marcoot, a passenger in the SUV, was taken to Tennova Healthcare.

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