A Former Detroit Lion Defenseman Has Died At The Young Age of 25
A former Detroit Lion that started on the practice squad and was then promoted to the 2021 active roster died at only 25 years of age.
Former Detroit Lion Dies at 25
Jessie Lemonier began his NFL career with the Los Angeles Chargers then became a Detroit Lion, then a member of the Arizona Cardinals has died unexpectedly at the age of 25 on Thursday, January 26, 2023.
Jessie Lemonier As A Los Angeles Charger
Jessie Lemonier spent his college football years with the Liberty Flames then was later picked up by the Los Angels Chargers as an undrafted free agent in 2020.
Lemonier went back and forth from the practice squad and roster with the Chargers all throughout 2020 and was later released in 2021 and then the Detroit Lions picked him up.
Jessie Lemonier as a Detroit Lion
The Detroit Lions, much like the Chargers, hired Lemonier for the practice squad in 2021 and like his last gig he moved back and forth between the practice squad and on the active roster. Lemonier had more of an impact with the Lions having 15 tackles and 1.5 sacks. Unfortunately for Lemonier, with all the draft picks the Lions made while building their new roster, coach Dan Campbell had to let him go in the spring of 2022.
Jessie Lemonier as an Arizona Cardinal
The very next day after being let go from the Detroit Lions, Lemonier was picked up by the Arizona Cardinals but was only on the practice squad for 3 months.
Jessie Lemonier as a Birmingham Stallion
In 2023 Lemonier moved over to the USFL and signed with the Houston Gamblers but was quickly traded to the Birmingham Stallions who wound up winning the USFL Championship in 2022 and would have been on the team for 2023.
There has been no word on the actual cause of the death of Lemonier.