Michael Guilford dies in an accident
Florida freshman defensive
back Michael Guilford killed in a motorcycle accident.
Michael Guilford, red shirt freshman defensive back for the
Florida Gators, has passed away early today, after a motorcycle
accident. According to local reports, Michael Guilford and
another Florida student Ashley Slonina were killed instantly,
after their Kawasaki motorcycle crashed onto a median near
campus. According to the police, neither Guilford nor Slonia
wore a helmet at the time of the accident, and the Kawasaki was
traveling at least 25mph over the speed limit. Toxicology
reports are pending, after a report that the students were at a
party nearby before getting on the road.
"We are deeply saddened to learn of
the tragic passing of Michael Guilford. He was an outstanding,
quality young man that was loved, respected and admired by all
of us. His unselfish efforts on helping his teammates getting
ready to play every week were only a glimpse of the person he
was. We pray that God's blessing be with Michael's family,
friends and teammates during this sad and difficult time."
Florida coach Urban Meyer said. Guilford made the Florida team
as a walk on and was often used on the scout team.