Football star dies driving through snowstorm to spend Christmas with family


High school and college football star Bryant Rosas (right) died while driving through a snowstorm on his way to spend Christmas with his family (left) in California (Pictures: GoFundMe/Facebook)

A young football star was killed when he tried to drive through a snowstorm to spend Christmas with his family.

Bryant Rosas, 21, was going from Benedictine College in Kansas to San Jose, California, when he crashed in Colorado on December 13, college officials said.

Rosas ‘was a loving son, brother, and friend whom was traveling back from college eager to see his family when a snowstorm hit and caused the tragic death of a beautiful soul’, a GoFundMe page for him reads.

The junior in college ‘was a nurturing overall person who loved his family and playing football’, states the fundraiser.

Bryant Rosas dreamed of making it to the NFL (Picture: Facebook)

‘Bryant always put others before him and made sure everyone felt included. He will be missed and loved eternally.’

Family and friends got together on Monday night to remember Rosas, who played for San Jose City College and Benedictine where was a lineman for the past year.

‘He wanted to make it to the pro league, that was his biggest thing, he wanted to make it to the NFL and he had that drive in him,’ said his brother Hector Rosas, according to NBC Bay Area.

Bryant had not been home in five months. On his journey home for the holidays, he stopped in Colorado where his cousin resides. The snowstorm took him by surprise when he was on the road on Interstate 70, and he never arrived at his cousin’s home.

Bryant Rosas played football for San Jose City College and Benedictine College (Picture: Twitter)

‘Last words were “I love you, see you soon,”’ said Hector, who received a call about the tragedy the next morning.

‘I just kept repeating, “What’s going on, where is he? Is he OK?” And she told me he had just passed away.’

The San Jose football team tweeted: ‘We will miss your energetic personality, warm smile and locker room concerts.’

As of Tuesday afternoon, the GoFundMe for Bryant’s funeral expenses had raised more than $35,000.

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